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The Resource The Creole affair : the slave rebellion that led the U.S. and Great Britain to the brink of war, Arthur T. Downey

The Creole affair : the slave rebellion that led the U.S. and Great Britain to the brink of war, Arthur T. Downey

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The Creole affair : the slave rebellion that led the U.S. and Great Britain to the brink of war
Title
The Creole affair
Title remainder
the slave rebellion that led the U.S. and Great Britain to the brink of war
Statement of responsibility
Arthur T. Downey
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Creole Affair is the story of the most successful slave rebellion in American history, and the effects of that rebellion on diplomacy, the domestic slave trade, and the definition of slavery itself. Held against their will aboard the Creole--a slave ship on its way from Richmond to New Orleans in 1841--the rebels seized control of the ship and changed course to the Bahamas. Because the Bahamas were subject to British rule of law, the slaves were eventually set free, and these American slaves' presence on foreign soil sparked one of America's most contentious diplomatic battles with the UK, the nation in control of those remote islands. Though the rebellion appeared a success, the ensuing political battle between the United States and Britain that would lead the rivals to the brink of their third war, was just beginning. As such, The Creole Affair is just as importantly a story of diplomacy: of two extraordinary non-professional diplomats who cleverly resolved the tensions arising from this historic slave uprising that, had they been allowed to escalate, had the potential for catastrophe
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Downey, Arthur T
Dewey number
327.7304109/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E447
LC item number
.D69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creole (Brig)
  • Slave insurrections
  • Mutiny
  • Washington, Madison
  • Slaves
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain.
  • Webster, Daniel
  • Ashburton, Alexander Baring
  • Ashburton, Alexander Baring
  • Washington, Madison
  • Webster, Daniel
  • Creole (Brig)
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Mutiny
  • Slave insurrections
  • Slaves
  • Bahamas
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
The Creole affair : the slave rebellion that led the U.S. and Great Britain to the brink of war, Arthur T. Downey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The rebellion -- Part I. The context : pre-November 1841 -- The United States -- US-British relations at the brink -- The British Bahamas -- Part II. November 1841, forward -- In Nassau -- In the United States -- Enter diplomacy; crisis averted -- Part III. Afterward -- Insurance for slave "property" -- Should the British have freed the slaves? -- A former slave's heroic slave -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: Chronology -- Appendix II: President Tyler's message to Congress, Dec. 7, 1841 -- Appendix III: Exchange of diplomatic notes, August 1, 6, 8, 1842
Control code
ocn873985256
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781442236615
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014009987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Creole affair : the slave rebellion that led the U.S. and Great Britain to the brink of war, Arthur T. Downey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The rebellion -- Part I. The context : pre-November 1841 -- The United States -- US-British relations at the brink -- The British Bahamas -- Part II. November 1841, forward -- In Nassau -- In the United States -- Enter diplomacy; crisis averted -- Part III. Afterward -- Insurance for slave "property" -- Should the British have freed the slaves? -- A former slave's heroic slave -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: Chronology -- Appendix II: President Tyler's message to Congress, Dec. 7, 1841 -- Appendix III: Exchange of diplomatic notes, August 1, 6, 8, 1842
Control code
ocn873985256
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781442236615
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014009987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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