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Author Downey, Arthur T. author.

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

Publication Info. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    327.7304 DOW    Available
Description vii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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"--Dust jacket.
Subject Washington, Madison.
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.
Ashburton, Alexander Baring, Baron, 1774-1848.
Creole (Brig)
Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842 August 9)
Slave insurrections -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Mutiny -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Bahamas -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States.
ISBN 9781442236615

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