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George Boxley
... allegedly tried to coordinate a local slave rebellion on March 6, 1815 while living in Spotsylvania, Virginia ... His plan was based on "heaven-sent" orders to free the slaves ... He tried to recruit slaves from Orange, Spotsylvania, and Louisa counties to meet at his home with horses, guns, swords and clubs ...
Nashoba Commune
... project of Fanny Wright, initiated in 1825 to educate and emancipate slaves ... emancipation plan in which no slaveholders would lose money for emancipating slaves ... Instead, Wright proposed that, through a system of unified labor, the slaves would buy their freedom and then be transported to the independent settlements of Liberia and Haiti ...
Thrall - Background
... While there are some estimates of as many as thirty slaves per household, most families only owned one or two slaves ... arrived in Northern Europe, there arose an increasing demand for non-Christian slaves ... a "freedman"—a member of an intermediary group between slaves and freemen ...
Edward Coles - Coles’ Efforts To Assist Madison in Manumitting Slaves
... confided in Coles his wish to manumit his own slaves and called on Coles’ experience in trying to sort out the challenge of finding the right way in which to do this ...
Cumbia - Origins
... Spain used its ports to import African slaves, who tried to preserve their musical traditions and also turned the drumming and dances into a courtship ritual ... The slaves were later influenced by the sounds of New World instruments from the Kogui and Kuna tribes, who lived between the Sierra Nevada de Santa ... Other nights, they would bring their slaves to play their traditional drums and dances ...

Famous quotes containing the word slaves:

    I am obliged to confess that I do not regard the abolition of slavery as a means of warding off the struggle of the two races in the Southern states. The Negroes may long remain slaves without complaining; but if they are once raised to the level of freemen, they will soon revolt at being deprived of almost all their civil rights; and as they cannot become the equals of the whites, they will speedily show themselves as enemies.
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

    I do not wish, it happens, to be associated with Massachusetts, either in holding slaves or in conquering Mexico. I am a little better than herself in these respects.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Today the young actors regard their environment with rage and disgust. They regard their Master not as disciples regard their Master, but as slaves regard their Master.
    Judith Malina (b. 1926)