He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey

He Shall Go Out Free The Lives of Denmark Vesey On July Denmark Vesey was hanged in Charleston S C for his role in planning one of the largest slave uprisings in the United States During his long extraordinary life Vesey played many role

  • Title: He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey
  • Author: Douglas R. Egerton
  • ISBN: 9780742542235
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • On July 2, 1822, Denmark Vesey was hanged in Charleston, S.C for his role in planning one of the largest slave uprisings in the United States During his long, extraordinary life Vesey played many roles Caribbean field hand, cabin boy, chandler s man, house servant, proud freeman, carpenter, husband, father, church leader, abolitionist, revolutionary Yet until his execOn July 2, 1822, Denmark Vesey was hanged in Charleston, S.C for his role in planning one of the largest slave uprisings in the United States During his long, extraordinary life Vesey played many roles Caribbean field hand, cabin boy, chandler s man, house servant, proud freeman, carpenter, husband, father, church leader, abolitionist, revolutionary Yet until his execution transformed him into a symbol of liberty, Vesey made it his life s work to avoid the attention of white authorities Because he preferred to dwell in the hidden alleys of Charleston s slave community, Vesey remains as elusive as he is today celebrated, and his legend is often mistaken for fact In this biography of the great rebel leader, Douglas R Egerton employs a variety of historical sources church records, court documents, travel accounts, and newspapers from America and Saint Domingue to recreate the lost world of the mysterious Vesey The revised and updated edition reflects the most recent scholarship on Vesey, and a new afterword by the author explores the current debate about the existence of the 1822 conspiracy If Vesey s plot was unique in the annals of slave rebellions in North America, it was because he was unique his goals, as well as the methods he chose to achieve them, were the product of a hard life s experience.

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    1. A thoughtful history. The author was astute enough to call out the irony of South Carolina's fear of national authority while appealing to Secretary of War, John C. Calhoun (of all people), for a show of federal forced less than a decade before the Nullification Crisis. Another example of the author's insight: "By characterizing Vesey's soldiers as children and defining them as things, but hanging them as men, the court revealed the irrational nature of Southern slave law." As far as the debate [...]


    2. In 1822, a plot was uncovered in which the African Americans, both slave and free, would rise up and kill their masters and. That was as much as the white citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, needed to hear to begin arrests. What they didn't know at that time, nor care about eventually, was that the plan after that was not to encourage the rest of the slave population in South Carolina or the South in general to rise and do the same, but for the members of the rebellion to capture ships in th [...]


    3. I have very mixed feelings about this book because there are parts that I enjoy and think are important, but as a whole I think that this is very dangerous not because of the content but because of how this book was written.For anyone who wants to understand the difference between field slaves and town slaves (there are a lot) in the 1820's in the South this is a good book. Douglas Egerton follows the life of the slave Denmark Vesey as a way to "show-off" Southern society and culture at the time [...]


    4. The book was well read and enlightening, but what a sad chapter in our history. Hard to believe it really happened.


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