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The Stono Rebellion

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The Stono Rebellion on September 9, 1739, was the largest slave uprising in North America.  Twenty-one whites and approximately 40 African slaves were killed in this bloody confrontation just twenty miles from Charleston.  This presentation examines the social and political context of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s plantation system and the growth of slavery in the early Colonial era; the events which sparked the revolt and the brutal struggle that ensued; and the aftermath of the event and its impact on the future of slavery in South Carolina.

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Ron Roth