The great New York conspiracy of 1741 : slavery, crime, and colonial law /
|Published:||Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2003.|
|Series:||Landmark law cases & American society
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|Main Author:||Hoffer, Peter Charles, 1944-|
Three and a half decades before the city of New York witnessed the first great battle waged by the new United States of America for its independence, rumors of a massive conspiracy among the city's slaves spread panic throughout the colony. On the testimony of frightened bondsmen and a handful of whites, over seventy slaves were convicted and a third of these were executed.
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|Physical Description:||xi, 190 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-182) and index.|
|ISBN:||0700612467 (pbk. : alk. paper)|
0700612459 (cloth : alk. paper)