Document Type

Article

Original Publication Date

1982

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Volume

90

Issue

3

First Page

283

Last Page

309

Comments

Presented with permission of the Virginia Historical Society.

Date of Submission

July 2014

Abstract

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.

Rights

Copyright © 1982 Virginia Magazine of History and Biography