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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1777
|Account of slave rebellion in New Orleans [in Spanish]
|24 February 1777
|Desprez, Henriques (fl. 1777)
|Account of a slave rebellion while New Orleans was under Spanish rule. States that the rebellion occurred on 9 and 10 February 1777. Discusses what should be done to prevent future rebellions. States that drinking causes slaves to commit crimes and advises taking away their weapons. Mentions an uprising in the Suriname capital of Dutch Guinea in 1762 where all the whites were killed. Lists provisions that should be made to keep slaves from drinking, such as requiring bartenders not to serve them without their masters' permission.
|African American History Slavery Rebellion Slave Rebellion Global History and Civics Alcohol Weaponry Caribbean Crime
|Desprez, Henrique (fl. 1777)
|New Orleans, Louisiana
|African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Foreign Affairs; Law
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859