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Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
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Historical analysis of a 1799 altercation and subsequent trial involving Gabriel Prosser, who a year later would lead a large slave insurrection. Schwarz notes, "the 1799 incident is primarily important for revealing the power of slave resistance to specific aspects of their bondage." Includes data from U.S. Census records 1790-1800 and Brunswick County Personal Property Taxes, 1799.
Copyright © 1982 Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
Schwarz, Philip J., "Gabriel's Challenge: Slaves and Crime in Late Eighteenth-Century Virginia" (1982). VCU History Publications. Paper 6.