Throughout the centuries of slavery, since the very first Africans came to the New World in the early 1500s, there was a will to rebel. Made to suffer hard labor, disease, split families, and tyranny, Africans faced the reality of what would be passed down to their children. Whether intentionally working slower, stealing, escaping, or actually staging violent slave rebellions, slaves continued to resist the hold owners placed on them throughout slavery's duration. From the set Slavery in the Americas, Slave Rebellions explores this intriguing time in American history more thoroughly.
- The Hispaniola Revolt of 1522
- The Correction Law of 1669
- The Stono Rebellion, also known as Cato's Conspiracy
- The first Fugitive Slave Act
- The Missouri Compromise outlawing the slave trade
- David Walker's Appeal...to the Colored Citizens of the World
- The Anthony Burns case
- The New York City race riots.
Black-and-white photographs. Maps and graphs. Glossary. Further reading. Timeline. Sidebars. Fact boxes. Index.
About the Author(s)
Robin Santos Doak holds a B.A. in English, with a concentration in journalism, from the University of Connecticut. She has worked for Weekly Reader Corporation as an editor and is currently a freelance writer who, over the last 10 years, has authored and coauthored 36 books, primarily educational reading material for children.