Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Calling Out LibertyThe Stono Slave Rebellion and the Universal Struggle for Human Rights$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jack Shuler

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732733

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732733.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 21 April 2021

Claiming Rights

Claiming Rights

The Stono Rebels Strike for Liberty

(p.66) Chapter 3 Claiming Rights
Calling Out Liberty

Jack Shuler

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the Stono Rebellion, which broke out on September 9, 1739, when a group of Kongolese slaves-turned-rebels stormed a storehouse near Charles Town in the colony of South Carolina and went on to kill about twenty-three white colonists before being subdued by the militia. It discusses the Stono rebels’ reliance on communication networks to launch the insurrection, and first looks at the rebels’ cultural and historical origins to determine how their rebellion was organized and communicated among Lowcountry slaves. The chapter also discusses the rebellion in relation to the debate over the depth of African cultural carryovers among African Americans, and finally considers how their religious faith enabled the slaves to assert and display their human desire for liberty.

Keywords:   rebels, Stono Rebellion, South Carolina, communication, slaves, African Americans, religious faith, liberty

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.