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Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Documentary History

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From Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Documentary History, by Philip J. Schwarz.

Used by permission of the University of Virginia Press.

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October 2014


Preface and Introduction to Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Documentary History by Philip J. Schwarz. Includes a six page Chronology (1776-1800) of the documented events of Gabriel Prosser's life, with emphasis on the slave rebellion of 1800.

From the Introduction, "Documents concerning the important 1800 plot of enslaved Virginians to rebel against slavery have appeared in such publications as the Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Michael Mullin's American Negro Slavery: A Documentary History, and as part of a Library of Virginia exhibit in 2000. But there has never been a publication devoted solely to the many documents associated with the events of 1800. Nor has there been any attempt to publish all the documents."


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Schwarz, Philip. "Preface, Introduction, and Chronology" In Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Documentary History. University of Virginia Press, 2012, Available from VCU Scholars Compass,