Slave insurrection in Charleston (36 words)

Historical Context Note

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Denmark Vesey, a former slave who had purchased his freedom after winning a lottery, organizes an insurrection in Charleston, S.C. After several slaves informed their masters of the plot, 131 blacks were arrested and 35 were hanged.

Editors. "Slave insurrection in Charleston". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[, accessed 24 October 2016.]