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The Resource Designs against Charleston : the trial record of the Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy of 1822, edited and with an introduction by Edward A. Pearson

Designs against Charleston : the trial record of the Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy of 1822, edited and with an introduction by Edward A. Pearson

Label
Designs against Charleston : the trial record of the Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy of 1822
Title
Designs against Charleston
Title remainder
the trial record of the Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy of 1822
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Edward A. Pearson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On July 2, 1822, officials in Charleston, South Carolina, executed a free black carpenter named Denmark Vesey for planning what would have been the most extensive slave revolt in U.S. history. Only days before the rebellion was scheduled to begin, authorities learned of the plot and arrested and imprisoned those involved. That summer, more than a hundred black Charlestonians were put on trial for their part in the conspiracy. Thirty-five were eventually sent to the gallows." "Designs against Charleston is a fascinating and comprehensive account of the Vesey conspiracy that uses both primary and secondary sources. Until now, readers interested in the trials have had to rely primarily on a heavily censored account published in 1822 by the men who tried the conspirators. This book contains the complete, verbatim transcript of the trials. Here, published for the first time, are the words of the accused as they were originally recorded in the courtroom." "Pearson also discusses the social and cultural life of Charleston in the early nineteenth century, the political and religious ideas that inspired Vesey and his followers to plan the city's destruction, and, finally, the impact that the conspiracy and its aftermath had on the lives of South Carolinians, both black and white."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Pearson, Edward A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slave insurrections
  • Afro-Americans
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Vesey, Denmark
  • Vesey, Denmark
  • VESEY, Denmark
Label
Designs against Charleston : the trial record of the Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy of 1822, edited and with an introduction by Edward A. Pearson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Editorial Note
  • Introduction. Culture and Conspiracy in Denmark Vesey's Charleston.
  • p. 1
  • Transcript of the Denmark Vesey Conspiracy Trial.
  • p. 165
  • App. 1.
  • Conspiratorial Chronology.
  • p. 283
  • App. 2.
  • Conspirators and Witnesses.
  • p. 297
  • App. 3.
  • Additional Documents.
  • p. 314
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 357
  • Index.
  • p. 379
Control code
980098005871
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 387 p
Isbn
9780807824467
Lccn
lc98005871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Designs against Charleston : the trial record of the Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy of 1822, edited and with an introduction by Edward A. Pearson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Editorial Note
  • Introduction. Culture and Conspiracy in Denmark Vesey's Charleston.
  • p. 1
  • Transcript of the Denmark Vesey Conspiracy Trial.
  • p. 165
  • App. 1.
  • Conspiratorial Chronology.
  • p. 283
  • App. 2.
  • Conspirators and Witnesses.
  • p. 297
  • App. 3.
  • Additional Documents.
  • p. 314
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 357
  • Index.
  • p. 379
Control code
980098005871
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 387 p
Isbn
9780807824467
Lccn
lc98005871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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