Slave insurrection in Charleston (36 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "Slave insurrection in Charleston". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10867, accessed 03 December 2016.]