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When in 1741 a rash of fires followed a theft in pre-revolutionary New York City, British colonial authorities came to suspect an elaborate conspiracy led by slaves and poor whites who intended to burn the city and hand it over to Britains Catholic foes. Within seven months, roughly 200 people were arrested, 17 were hanged, and 70 others were expelled from New York. This book abridges the transcript Justice Daniel Horsmanden kept of the trials. His record of the testimony of slaves and working-class whites provides extraordinary clues to the nature of race, class, and gender relationships in colonial New York City and raises questions about the nature and extent of the alleged conspiracy. Serena Zabins introduction provides context by describing slavery, tavern culture, and the legal system as well as explaining British tensions with France and Spain. Additional documents include newspaper accounts of the Antigua and Stono Rebellions and letters concerning the 1741 trials to help students make connections among these uprisings and the atmosphere of fear and suspicion they created. Document headnotes and glosses, lists of trial participants, a chronology of events, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and an index provide strong pedagogical support.

About the Author

SERENA R. ZABIN is an assistant professor of history at Carleton College, where she previously served as the Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow. She has also taught at Rutgers University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is at work on a monograph entitled Places of Exchange: New York City and the Slave Conspiracy Trials of 1741. Her scholarship has been recognized by grants and prizes from the American Association of University Women, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, among others. A former classicist, she has also published scholarly and pedagogical materials on the ancient Mediterranean.

Table of Contents

  Foreword

  Preface

  List of Maps and Illustrations

    

PART I.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312402167
Editor:
Davis, Natalie Zemon
Editor:
May, Ernest R.
Editor:
Davis, Natalie Zemon
Editor:
May, Ernest R.
Author:
Zabin, Serena R.
Author:
Horsmanden, Daniel
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
General History
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) History.
Subject:
Hughson, John - Trials, litigation, etc
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Bedford Series in History & Culture
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
193
Dimensions:
8.53 x 5.61 x 0.455 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Law » Constitutional Law
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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