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Episode 21: We Not Whipped Yet - The Stono Rebellion

In the very early hours of September 9, 1739, a group of slaves digging a drainage ditch for the Stono River near Charleston, South Carolina, decided to break into a general store for a drink to celebrate their hard (and unpaid) work. The events that followed culminated in the largest and bloodiest slave rebellion in colonial American history.


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Mutti-Burke, Diane. “What the Stono Revolt Can Teach Us About History.” H-South, H-Net Reviews. October, 2006.

Niven, Steven J. “The Stono Slave Rebellion Was Nearly Erased From US History Books.” The Root, February 22, 2016.

“Resource Bank Contents.” Africans in America. Public Broadcasting Service, n.d.

Smith, Mark M., ed. Stono: Documenting and Interpreting a Southern Slave Revolt. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2005).

“The Stono Rebellion.” Bill of Rights Institute.

“The Stono Rebellion: Crash Course Black American History #6- YouTube.”

“Two Views of the Stono Slave Rebellion South Carolina, 1739.” Becoming American: The British Atlantic Colonies, 1690-1763. National Humanities Center.

Music: Dellasera by Shane Ivers -

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