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First released approximately a decade sooner than the Civil warfare, The Heroic Slave is the single fictional paintings via abolitionist, orator, writer, and social reformer Frederick Douglass, himself a former slave. it truly is encouraged through the real tale of Madison Washington, who, besides eighteen others, took regulate of the slave send Creole in November 1841 and sailed it to Nassau within the British colony of the Bahamas, the place they can stay loose. This new severe version, perfect for school room use, comprises the total textual content of Douglass’s fictional recounting of the main profitable slave riot in American background, in addition to an interpretive advent; excerpts from Douglass’s correspondence, speeches, and editorials; brief decisions by means of different writers at the Creole uprising; and up to date feedback at the novella.

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GIFFORD, HENRY SPECK, BLAIR CURTISS, JOHN SILVEY, FRANCIS FOXWELL. Mr. Merritt and Mr. Theophilus McCargo have qualified at the unique of this protest to the reality of the above. 1. on the southern tip of serious Abaco Island within the northern Bahamas. 2. Zephaniah Gifford, first mate, who took command of the Creole after Captain Robert Ensor used to be critically injured. through “appearer,” Lewis refers to 1 of the officials and seamen who seemed ahead of him to provide testimony. three. in response to the chronology within the “Protest,” the Creole left Norfolk on thirteen October and sailed up the James River to Richmond to choose up extra slaves. It left Richmond on 25 October and sailed backpedal the James to Hampton Roads, leaving for brand spanking new Orleans at the thirtieth. The U. S. Senate file of 20 January 1842, drawing on depositions from Captain Robert Ensor, First Mate Zephaniah Gifford, and moment Mate Lucius Stevens, confirms the 1st dates yet states that the Creole left Hampton Roads for brand spanking new Orleans on 27 October. four. Thomas McCargo had introduced alongside his younger son, Theophilus, to coach him the slave-trading company. five. Elijah Morris used to be one of many 4 leaders of the mutiny, besides Madison Washington, Ben Blacksmith (also referred to as Ben Johnstone), and D. (or surgeon) Ruffin. 6. Jacob Miller, one of many passengers, is indexed as Jacob Leitener (also Lightner and Leidney) in different records. A Prussian cook dinner, he assisted the steward, William Devereux. 7. Lewis McCargo, the slave and servant of Thomas McCargo, additionally assisted the steward, William Devereux. during this sentence, commas were corrected from the printed account, and semicolons further, to prevent confusion. eight. steel bar used as a lever. nine. Ben Blacksmith is indexed as Ben Johnstone in different records. He used to be most likely a blacksmith. 10. Henry Speck used to be one in all 5 sailors at the Creole; the others have been John Silvy, Jacques LeComte, Francis Foxwell, and Blinn (or Blair) Curtis, who's indexed as Blair Blinn in such a lot different records. eleven. Jacques LeComte (also spelled Leconte). 12. one of many nineteen rebels, Pompey Garrison used to be now not one in all the leaders of the uprising. thirteen. Openings at deck point to permit water to run off. 14. Captain Robert Ensor had introduced alongside his spouse, their fifteen-month-old daughter, and his fifteen-year-old niece. 15. a rustic in West Africa that was once based in the course of the 1820s by way of the yank Colonization Society, a white-led association that was hoping to unravel the U. S. race challenge by means of transport blacks to Africa. The Republic of Liberia completed its independence in 1847. sixteen. D. Ruffin, one of many leaders of the uprising, is indexed as medical professional Ruffin in different files. 17. a few of the slaves on board the Creole got here from Robert Lumpkin’s slave pen in Richmond, Virginia, and hence may have identified concerning the ruin of his send Hermosa and the following liberation of the slaves on board. 18. A navigation advisor. 19. George Portlock was once one of many nineteen rebels. 20. See Merritt’s deposition under. “The Hero Mutineers” the hot Orleans “Protest” was once the 1st of a couple of items in regards to the Creole that Garrison may print in his newspaper.

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