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He shall go out free : the lives of Denmark Vesey

Author: Douglas R Egerton
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Madison House, 1999.
Series: American profiles (Madison, Wis.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author used "church records, court documents, travel accounts, and newspapers from America and Saint Domingue to recreate the lost world of the mysterious Vesey," "a free black [who] was hanged in Charleston, S.C., for his leadership role in one of the largest slave uprisings ever planned in the United States."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Vesey, Denmark
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Egerton, Douglas R.
He shall go out free.
Madison, Wis. : Madison House, 1999
(OCoLC)606306839
Named Person: Denmark Vesey; Denmark Vesey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Egerton
ISBN: 0945612672 9780945612674 0945612680 9780945612681
OCLC Number: 42290603
Description: xxiv, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: 1865 --
The Book of Telemaque, 1767-1783 --
Stranger in a Strange Land, 1783-1793 --
Nor a Lender Be, 1794-1799 --
Freedom, 1800-1817 --
Building the House of the Lord, 1817-1821 --
Exodus, 1821-1822 --
Lamentations, May-June 1822 --
Judges, June-August 1822 --
The Temple Finished, 1822-1865 --
The Charleston Hanged.
Series Title: American profiles (Madison, Wis.)
Responsibility: Douglas R. Egerton.
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The author used "church records, court documents, travel accounts, and newspapers from America and Saint Domingue to recreate the lost world of the mysterious Vesey," "a free black [who] was hanged in Charleston, S.C., for his leadership role in one of the largest slave uprisings ever planned in the United States."--Jacket.

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