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Complete, authentic volume containing historical reports from the Niles Weekly Register (March-Sept., 1822, six months, 24 issues). The most important perhaps is the final report on the DENMARK VESEY slave revolt (July 13, page 320) in which "…six negro men were executed in Charleston on July 2, 1822 "…for being engaged in an attempt to raise an insurrection of the blacks…" in South Carolina. Vesey is not named in this report, but it is the revolt organized by Vesey an early 19th century free Black and community leader in Charleston, South Carolina. Although the alleged plot was discovered before it could be realized, its potential scale stoked the fears of the antebellum planter class that led to increased restrictions on both slaves and free blacks. According to the accusations, Vesey and his followers planned to kill slaveholders in Charleston, liberate the slaves, and sail to the newly independent black republic of Haiti for refuge. City officials sent a militia to arrest the plot's leaders and many suspected followers before the rising could begin, and no white people were killed or injured. Vesey and five slaves were rapidly judged guilty by the secret proceedings of a city-appointed court and executed by hanging on July 2, 1822. Other slave related reports are on the slave trade from London (July 20 issue, page 325) and slave census reports and charts from Maryland (July 27 page 343) and the U.S. (July 27, page 345).
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Denmark Vesey Revolt

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
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Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Sunday, July 14, 2024.
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