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This gripping study examines slave resistance and protest in antebellum Florida and its local and national impact from 1821 to 1865. Using a variety of sources such as slaveholders' wills and probate records, ledgers, account books, court records, oral histories, and numerous newspaper accounts, Larry Eugene Rivers discusses Florida's unique historical significance as a runaway slave haven dating back to the seventeenth century. In moving detail, Rivers illustrates what life was like for enslaved blacks whose families were pulled asunder as they relocated from the Upper South to the Lower South and how they fought back any way they could to control small parts of their own lives. _x000B__x000B_Against a smoldering backdrop of violence, this study analyzes the various degrees of slave resistance--from the perspectives of both slave and master--and how they differed in various regions of antebellum Florida. Identifying more commonly known slave rebellions such as the Stono, Louisiana, Denmark (Telemaque) Vesey, Gabriel, and the Nat Turner insurrections, Rivers argues persuasively that the size, scope, and intensity of black resistance in the Second Seminole War makes it the largest sustained slave insurrection ever to occur in American history.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Quotes, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Florida: A Runaway Haven
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part One: Resistance by Wiles
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. Chapter 1: Day-to-Day Resistance
  2. pp. 11-24
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  1. Chapter 2: Stepping Up the Degrees of Resistance
  2. pp. 25-36
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  1. Part Two: Running Away
  2. pp. 37-38
  1. Chapter 3: Away without Leave
  2. pp. 39-50
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  1. Chapter 4: A Yearning for Freedom
  2. pp. 51-63
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  1. Chapter 5: Destinations of Runaways
  2. pp. 64-76
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  1. Chapter 6: Flight Away from Florida
  2. pp. 77-89
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  1. Chapter 7: In Search of Kinfolk and Loved Ones
  2. pp. 90-105
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  1. Chapter 8: Catch the Runaway
  2. pp. 106-118
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  1. Part Three: Violent Resistance
  2. pp. 119-120
  1. Chapter 9: Slave Violence
  2. pp. 121-130
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  1. Chapter 10: The Second Seminole War
  2. pp. 131-145
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  1. Chapter 11: The Civil War
  2. pp. 146-160
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 161-168
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  1. Images
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 169-210
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 211-222
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  1. About the Author, Further Reading, Publication Information
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252094033
Related ISBN
9780252036910
MARC Record
OCLC
809032410
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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