Arthur T. Downey, The Creole Affair, Signed
U.S. & Great Britain at the Brink
Arthur T. Downey’s The Creole Affair: The Slave Rebellion That Led the U.S. and Great Britain to the Brink of War documents a crucial diplomatic affair that almost sparked a shooting war in the Atlantic.
The Creole Affair was, in fact, the most successful slave rebellion in U.S. history. In 1841 rebels on the slave ship Creole, bound to New Orleans from Richmond, seized the vessel and made it to the Bahamas. The insurgents won their freedom from British courts, leading to a standoff with the U.S. government.
The Creole Affair is a story of diplomacy – of two extraordinary nonprofessional diplomats who cleverly resolved the tensions arising from this historic slave uprising that, had they been permitted to escalate, had the potential for catastrophe.
As new: dust jacket. Signed.
Downey, Arthur T. The Creole Affair: The Slave Rebellion That Led the U.S. and Great Britain to the Brink of War. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. 225p., illustrated.
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