Abstract

During the autumn of 1761, news of a slave conspiracy reached the colonial government in Bermuda. Not since the seventeenth century had Bermuda’s slaveholders contended with a widespread uprising of their bondpeople. As will be shown, this rebellion, involving a number of enslaved merchant-mariners, reflected a contradiction between slavery and the capacity of slaves to garnish profits without threat of confiscation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1559-0895
Print ISSN
1543-4273
Pages
pp. 140-178
Launched on MUSE
2009-04-30
Open Access
No
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