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An Account of Some of the Principal Slave Insurrections, and Others, Which Have Occurred, or Been Attempted, in the United States and Elsewhere, During the Last Two Centuries.
Author: Joshua Coffin
Publisher: Black Classic Press
Publish date: 1860
The amount of slaves at this period in the center and southern settlements is not effortlessly found out, as not many books, and no daily papers, were distributed in North America before 1704. In that year, the Weekly News Letter was started, and in that year the “Society for the proliferation of the Gospel in outside parts opened a catechizing school for the slaves at New York, in which city there were then figured to be something like 1500 negro and Indian slaves,” a sufficient number to outfit materials for the “irrepressible clash,” which had much sooner than started.
The catechist, whom the Society utilized, was “Mr. Elias Neau, by country a Frenchman, who, having made an admission of the Protestant religion in France, for which he had been limited some years in jail, and seven years in the gallies.” Mr. Neau entered upon his office “with incredible perseverance, and his works were exceptionally great; yet the negroes were abundantly debilitated from gripping the Christian religion upon record.
This book is about the attempted cases on the Negros in 16th and 17th century all around the world because there were no resources to held people liable for all those attempts or even point out the things that did happen in that era but could not came under notice of public who suppose to know this.
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