Francois had made his decision and started firing as rapidly as possible into the marchers. I think our listeners should know, Daniel, that you are 23 years old, that you, in fact, took this on as a project as an undergraduate at Harvard. In addition to journalism, Rasmussen was a national medalist in rowing and was named a Washington Post All—Met athlete.
He writes of French, Spanish, Haitian, Creek, Miccosukee, Akan, and Asante -- all bound in complex economic interdependency, all rubbing shoulders with the newly dubbed Americans in the cosmopolitan port of New Orleans, all providing meaty chunks to the spicy broth carefully laid down with the stories of Kook, Quamana, and Andry.
So there were only, at the time the slaves launched the revolt, a mere 68 regular troops in New Orleans that the Commodore John Shaw describes as quote a "weak detachment.
By bringing men such as Kook and Quamana to the forefront of his narrative, Dan ultimately reinforces the motto E pulribus unum!
His junior year, he began work on the German Coast Uprising —the largest slave revolt in American history. Once sighted by the rebels, the battle was joined. Rasmussen is supremely aware of the multiplicity of historical ingredients in his narrative of the uprising.
I think one of the big impacts of this revolt was -- the French planters had been very rebellious about their interactions with the Americans. The glaringly blank space for what exactly the crimes of the rebels were, is one of the more interesting and ironic twists of this history.
This is his first book. The planters of the German Coast were stunned, and in response formed many local units and militias specifically to respond the possibility of a slave rebellion.
The book is titled, "American Uprising," and the author, Daniel Rasmussen, joins me in the studio. Upon capture the militia did more than murder their prey, they hacked off the heads of the captured rebels and delivered them, by the sack, to the Andry estate.
Harvard is a primitive place — but could it have reverted even deeper into the muck of ruling class snobbery, inbred genetic mutation, and bad nicknames? He won the History and Literature sophomore essay prize for his essay on American expansion in Florida.
In all some 18 further slaves were found guilty, though of what is missing from the records. The real touchstone for the revolt, as it was for John Brown, was the success of the Haitian Revolution inwhich, as noted elsewhere freed the slaves, granted independence to the island nation, and as if to put paid to the whole deal banned all French citizens from Haiti — forever.
No written plans were ever discovered after the revolt had been put down. This cell, headed by a man named Simon, brought with them new energy and were eager to get to New Orleans and finish the job. One guess is that as New Orleans was the nearest and largest city, and a hub of power and commerce, and as the slaves immediately set out towards the metropolis that there was at least a thought as to a wider political agenda.
On October 5, the Klan held a large rally in Monroe and then proceeded to get into their cars and drive to the black area in search of some excitement, and they got it. Treachery also begins to play a role in the Revolt at this time too, as collaborationist slaves began to inform their masters of the plot and encouraged them to either flee to New Orleans or hide in the swamps.
Well, for a couple of reasons. The planters knew that should the rebels win, no mercy could be expected from the victors, and it steeled their response to the rising to the point of becoming uncontrollable cruelty. But unlike the uprisings of Nat Turner and John Brown, most people have never heard of the slave revolt of In order to piece together this broad assortment of fragmentary evidence, Rasmussen built two databases with information about each slave and their actions in the revolt.
And then they might say, another record would say, you know, Kook died in an insurrection in And the law says that this is the punishment for a slave revolt. Many of the rebels stood their ground, and the remainder headed to the swamp with hopes of getting past the screaming white banshees.
Simultaneously, as the masters were celebrating, he describes the revelry of the local slaves gathered on the Commons in the city. He took, on consecutive days, a number of black children to the municipal pool demanding entry.
It sort of all happened in January Next Claibourne closed all the drinking establishments in the city, judging perhaps rightly, that the loose company and morals of the bar denizens might flow forth in new lines of contestation and violence.
The mortality rates of the slave trade are staggering. These men, you know, had 11 separate leaders. Again, classic guerrilla strategy: News and plans passed up and down the German Coast through a political cell organization constituted of like-minded slaves, cells of those recently imported from Africa, and a large cell of English speaking slaves.
The Klansmen backed out of the neighborhood and never returned. Most historical books carry maybe three or four sentences about the revolt. And to provide through the sort of ritual of a court trial to reassure the planters of its supremacy of their own power. You said, Daniel, there were 11 leaders.American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt [Daniel Rasmussen] on southshorechorale.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
“Breathtaking. [Rasmussen’s] scholarly detective work reveals a fascinating narrative of slavery and resistance/5(99). Rasmussen’s thesis won the Kathryn Ann Huggins Prize, the Perry Miller Prize and the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, Harvard’s top undergraduate academic honor.
The thesis is the basis for Rasmussen’s first book, American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt. American Uprising is the riveting and long-neglected story of this elaborate plot, in which Author Daniel Rasmussen presents throughout this story.
Daniel Rasmussen attended Harvard College which he focused his studying on slavery and the American South. Rasmussen’s thesis won the Kathryn Ann Huggins Prize, the Perry Miller Prize and the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, Harvard’s top undergraduate academic honor.
The thesis is the basis for Rasmussen’s first book, American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt.
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