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The great New York conspiracy of 1741 : slavery, crime, and colonial law

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2003.
Series: Landmark law cases & American society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almost 35 years before New York saw the first great battle waged by the new United States of America for its independence, rumours of a slave conspiracy spread in the city, leading to the conviction and execution of over 70 slaves. This text retells the dramatic story of these landmark trials.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoffer, Peter Charles, 1944-
Great New York conspiracy of 1741.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2003
(OCoLC)763994698
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Charles Hoffer
ISBN: 0700612459 9780700612451 0700612467 9780700612468
OCLC Number: 51093161
Description: xi, 190 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Slavery and slave law in the early English empire --
A tale of two cities --
Hotbeds of crime --
Where there's smoke --
"Voluntary and wicked acts" --
The "Great Negro conspiracy" --
The trial of the suspected priest --
Execution according to sentence.
Series Title: Landmark law cases & American society.
Responsibility: Peter Charles Hoffer.

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