Slaves

Punishment for Alleged Conspiracy

Submitted by FHMaster on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 21:05

"When mysterious fires broke out, blacks and whites were accused of conspiring together. Mass hysteria developed against the accused. After a trial of lurid accusations by informants, and forced confessions, two white men and two white women were executed, eighteen slaves were hanged, and thirteen slaves were burned alive."

Slave rebellion at Stono, SC

Submitted by FHMaster on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 21:03

"about twenty slaves rebelled, killed two warehouse guards, stole guns and gunpowder, and headed south, killing people in their way, and burning buildings. They were joined by others, until there were perhaps eighty slaves in all...the militia found and attacked them.