Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood

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Oxford University Press, 1994 - Electronic books - 401 pages
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This text explores the 1823 slave rebellion in Demerara (now Guyana) - one of the largest in history. The 60,000 black slaves who rose up against their British masters were brutally put down. The book looks at the conflict which gave the rebellion life and the forces which finally ended slavery.
 

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CROWNS OF GLORY, TEARS OF BLOOD: The Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823

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An engrossing history of an obscure incident: the 1823 mass uprising of slaves in the South American British colony of Demerara (present-day Guyana). Da Costa (History/Yale) draws on ample primary ... Read full review

Crowns of glory, tears of blood: the Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823

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Da Costa re-creates the historical moment of one of the most massive slave rebellions in the history of the Americas--the uprising of 9000 to 12,000 blacks in August 1823 in Demerara, the British ... Read full review

Contents

Planters and Missionaries
3
Masters and Slaves
39
THREE The Fiery Furnace
87
FOUR A True Lover of Man
125
SEVEN A Crown of Glory That Fadeth Not Away
251
Notes
297
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