9780674737570-0674737571-Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War

Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War

ISBN-13: 9780674737570
ISBN-10: 0674737571
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Brown, Vincent
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 336 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674737570
ISBN-10: 0674737571
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Brown, Vincent
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 336 pages

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Acknowledged authors Brown, Vincent wrote Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War comprising 336 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674737571 and 9780674737570. Since then Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 7.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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A gripping account of the largest slave revolt in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, an uprising that laid bare the interconnectedness of Europe, Africa, and America, shook the foundations of empire, and reshaped ideas of race and popular belonging.

In the second half of the eighteenth century, as European imperial conflicts extended the domain of capitalist agriculture, warring African factions fed their captives to the transatlantic slave trade while masters struggled continuously to keep their restive slaves under the yoke. In this contentious atmosphere, a movement of enslaved West Africans in Jamaica (then called Coromantees) organized to throw off that yoke by violence. Their uprising―which became known as Tacky’s Revolt―featured a style of fighting increasingly familiar today: scattered militias opposing great powers, with fighters hard to distinguish from noncombatants. It was also part of a more extended borderless conflict that spread from Africa to the Americas and across the island. Even after it was put down, the insurgency rumbled throughout the British Empire at a time when slavery seemed the dependable bedrock of its dominion. That certitude would never be the same, nor would the views of black lives, which came to inspire both more fear and more sympathy than before.

Tracing the roots, routes, and reverberations of this event across disparate parts of the Atlantic world, Vincent Brown offers us a superb geopolitical thriller. Tacky’s Revolt expands our understanding of the relationship between European, African, and American history, as it speaks to our understanding of wars of terror today.

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