The Creole Mutiny by George Hendrick
A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship

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A tale of revolt aboard a nineteenth-century slave ship and the story of the slaves' heroic leader, Madison Washington.
 

About George Hendrick

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George Hendrick is professor Emeritus of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
 
Published February 3, 2003 by Ivan R. Dee. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, War. Non-fiction

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Two independent scholars attempt with only moderate success to flesh out the skeletal story of an 1841 mutiny by slaves aboard a ship headed from Richmond to New Orleans.

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In addition to detailing conditions on typical slave ships, the Hendricks include accounts of Madison Washington's earlier escape and recapture when he tried to rescue his wife, and ways in which Washington inspired Frederick Douglass and Lydia Maria Child, among others (shown among the 24 b&w il...

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