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The river flows on : Black resistance, culture, and identity formation in early America

Author: Walter C Rucker
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2006.
Series: Antislavery, abolition, and the Atlantic world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The River Flows On is broad study of slave resistance in America, spanning the colonial and antebellum eras in both the North and South and covering all forms of recalcitrance, from major revolts and rebellions to everyday acts of disobedience. Walter C. Rucker analyzes American slave resistance with a keen understanding of its African influences while he also traces the emergence of an "African American" identity,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter C Rucker
ISBN: 0807131091 9780807131091
OCLC Number: 59756395
Description: xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Fires of discontent, echoes of Africa : the 1712 New York City revolt --
"Only draw in your countrymen" : the 1741 New York City conspiracy revisited --
Dance, conjure, and flight : culture and resistance in colonial South Carolina --
"We will wade to our knees in blood" : blacksmiths and ritual spaces in Gabriel Prosser's conspiracy --
"I will gather all nations" : ethnic collaboration in Denmark Vesey's Charleston plot --
"I was ordained for some great purpose" : conjure, Christianity, and Nat Turner's revolt --
Folklore and the creation of an African American identity.
Series Title: Antislavery, abolition, and the Atlantic world.
Responsibility: Walter C. Rucker.
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"The River Flows On is broad study of slave resistance in America, spanning the colonial and antebellum eras in both the North and South and covering all forms of recalcitrance, from major revolts and rebellions to everyday acts of disobedience. Walter C. Rucker analyzes American slave resistance with a keen understanding of its African influences while he also traces the emergence of an "African American" identity, orientation, consciousness, and culture."--Jacket.

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