How the slave rebellion grew. The background of local understanding, the slaves' spatial networks of organizing and political understanding. The circulation and function of rumor.
"The Greatest Slave Rebellion in Modern History: Southern Slaves in the American Civil War," a presentation by Steven Hahn
Published on November 2, 2004
Roots of Southern Populism (1983) and co-editor of The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation (1985), Professor Hahn has most recently written A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (2003) which won the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Merle Curti Prizes in American History.