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  1. Jun 2022
    1. Until about 1780 to 1790, the WestIndies and especially Saint-Domingue were the primary cottonproducers. After the collapse of the plantations on Saint-Dominguefollowing the slave revolt of 1791, the US South took up the torchand pushed the acquisition of slaves and the capacity for cotton pro-duction to unprecedented levels



    1. Elie Mystal writes in Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution:

      There was an original purpose to the Second Amendment, but it wasn't to keep people safe. It was to preserve white supremacy and slavery. (p36)

      He indicates that there are quotes from Patrick Henry and George Mason, governor of Virginia. They needed the ability to raise an armed militia to put down slave revolts and didn't want to rely on the federal government to do it.

      • [ ] Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution by Elie Mystal #wanttoread

      link to 1967 Mulford Act signed by Ronald Reagan see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulford_Act

  2. May 2022
    1. Amalia S. Levi@amaliasl·Jun 8, 2020The gap we see between April 13 and April 30, 1816, in #TheBarbadosMercury gazette does not signify lack of material. It reflects the slave revolt between April 14 to April 16 that shut down the island for nearly two weeks (printing house included). 6/ https://dloc.com/AA00047511/00001/allvolumes…12Amalia S. Levi@amaliasl·Jun 8, 2020(It is interesting that when the April 30 issue came out, there is no mention of the revolt. Only on the second page do we find information about the “perfidious league of slaves” that went around pillaging and destroying the island, and about their fate). 7/

      It's interesting to see how these gaps can form - and without background knowledge on the history of that period, the gap would have no context or meaning. It would just be a blip. But that gap has significant historical importance, particularly how information about the revolt was suppressed at the time.

  3. Oct 2021
  4. Jun 2020
    1. In 1818, a fifty-one-year-old free carpenter named Denmark Vesey started recruiting the thousands of s laves i n and around Charleston that would form his army—one estimate says 9,000. Vesey was well known l ocally as one of t he f ounders of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, t he first African Methodist Episcopal church in the South.
    2. Gabriel and Nancy Prosser, were organizing a slave rebellion
    3. om. On January 8, 1811, a bout fifteen captives on a sugar plantation in an area known as t he German Coast wounded a planter, Major Manuel Andry, and killed his s on. Bearing military uni-forms and guns, c ane knives, and axes while beating drums and waving flags, t hey started marching from plantation to plantation, s welling their numbers and the dead bodies of enslavers. I n time, between two hundred and five hundred biracial and African people had joined the thirty-five-mile freedom march to invade New Orleans. Led by Asante warriors Quamana and Kook, a long with biracial men Harry Kenner and Charles Deslondes—and inspired by the Haitian Revolution—these revolutionaries waged the largest slave revolt in the history of the United S tates