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Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Larry Eugene Rivers


This gripping study examines slave resistance and protest in antebellum Florida and its local and national impact from 1821 to 1865. Using a variety of sources, the book discusses Florida′s unique historical significance as a runaway slave haven dating back to the seventeenth century and explains Florida′s unique history of slave resistance and protest. In moving detail, the book illustrates what life was like for enslaved blacks whose families were pulled asunder as they relocated and how they fought back any way they could to control small parts of their own lives. Against a backdrop of viol ... More

Keywords: slave resistance, slave protest, antebellum Florida, runaway slave, enslaved blacks, black resistance, Second Seminole War, slave insurrection, American history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036910
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Eugene Rivers, author