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Author Egerton, Douglas R.

Title He shall go out free : the lives of Denmark Vesey / Douglas R. Egerton.

Published Madison, Wis. : Madison House, 1999.

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 UniM Store  975.791503092 EGER MF12    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xxiv, 248 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series American profiles.
American profiles (Madison, Wis.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents Prologue: 1865 xxiii -- 1. Book of Telemaque, 1767-1783 3 -- 2. Stranger in a Strange Land, 1783-1793 27 -- 3. Nor a Lender Be, 1794-1799 53 -- 4. Freedom, 1800-1817 75 -- 5. Building the House of the Lord, 1817-1821 101 -- 6. Exodus, 1821-1822 126 -- 7. Lamentations, May-June 1822 154 -- 8. Judges, June-August 1822 175 -- 9. Temple Finished, 1822-1865 203 -- Appendix Charleston Hanged 229.
Summary On July 2, 1822, Denmark Vesey was hanged in Charleston, S.C., for his role in planning one of the largest slave uprisings in the United States. During his long, extraordinary life Vesey played many roles -- Caribbean field hand, cabin boy, chandler's man, house servant, proud freeman, carpenter, husband, father, church leader, abolitionist, revolutionary. Yet until his execution transformed him into a symbol of liberty, Vesey made it his life's work to avoid the attention of white authorities.
In this biography of the great rebel leader, Douglas R. Egerton employs a variety of historical sources -- church records, court documents, travel accounts, and newspapers from America and Saint Domingue -- to recreate the lost world of the mysterious Vesey.
Subject Vesey, Denmark, approximately 1767-1822.
Slave insurrections -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Biography.
Slaves -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History.
Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- Slave Insurrection, 1822.
ISBN 0945612672 (cloth : alk. paper)
0945612680 (paperback: alk. paper)