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The Largest Slave Revolt in American History That You Didn't Learn About in School - 9/19/2019


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“In the US, violence, and heroism have been made synonymous … except when it comes to Blacks.” —James Baldwin

When we think about slave rebellions, many have heard of the revolt led by Nat Turner and popularized in Nate Parker’s critically acclaimed 2016 film The Birth of a Nation. However, many slave rebellions have been virtually erased from history. Fortunately, there are excellent books that ensure these inspiring stories of unimaginable spirit are never forgotten.

Have you heard of the largest slave revolt in American history led by Charles Deslandes? If not, check out American Uprising by Daniel Rasmussen. The most successful slave rebellion is described in The Creole Affair
by Arthur T. Downey. The River Flows On: Black Resistance, Culture, and Identity Formation in Early America by Walter C. Rucker covers slave resistance in America, spanning the colonial and antebellum eras in both the North and South. The 1997 Coretta Scott King award-winning book for children, Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts by Patricia C. and Fredrick McKissack describes slave revolts in language appropriate for younger readers.


Dear Reader,

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The reaction to our decision to cut ties with am*zon resonated with a lot of readers. Publishers Weekly, the publishing industry’s leading trade magazine, reported on this decision.

Some authors expressed concern that we would no longer list their books if they were only available on am*zon; this is not the case. The books will stay, as AALBC has evolved into a historical archive of the books our authors have published — even if they are unavailable for sale on am*zon. We also provide links that checks for the availability of the books on our site at your local library.

As always, thank you for your support, and please keep reading!

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