Herbert Aptheker, American Negro Slave Revolts


Debunks the Myth of Docility Among the Enslaved

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Written by a well-known Socialist, this was the first fully documented study of American slave revolts.  Aptheker contends that these revolts were both common and even characteristic of American slaves, facing down the myth of Afro-American docility.  Special attention is given to the Nat Turner rebellion, and many others. 


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