SOURCE: NBC News
The legacy of the rebellion, which is considered the first recorded revolt in the Americas, reverberated throughout the region.
SOURCE: NBC News
With illustrator Hugo Martinez, Rebecca Hall's debut graphic novel examines women's roles in slave rebellions during the Middle Passage and in the Americas.
SOURCE: Boston Review
by Steven Hahn
Three books support a reconceptualization of the Age of Revolution from below, accounting for the way that struggles for emancipation shaped the world that emerged.
SOURCE: The Root
Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter. One of the most pernicious allegations made against the African-American people was that our slave ancestors were either exceptionally "docile" or "content and loyal," thus explaining their purported failure to rebel extensively. Some even compare enslaved Americans to their brothers and sisters in Brazil, Cuba, Suriname and Haiti, the last of whom defeated the most powerful army in the world, Napoleon's army, becoming the first slaves in history to successfully strike a blow for their own freedom.
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