slave insurrections

  • How One Man's Story Offers a New Way to Understand Slave Insurrection

    by Vincent Brown

    Wager, also known by his African name, Apongo, was a leader of the largest slave rebellion in the 18th century British Empire. But long before taking his part in the great Jamaican insurrection of 1760– 1761, commonly called Tacky’s Revolt, he had been on a remarkable odyssey.