Slave Insurrections: The Handbook of Texas Online

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A web of rumor, contradiction, exaggeration, demagoguery, and factual error enshrouds the subject of slave revolt in Texas. Even the most basic of questions remains open to debate: Were there real plots that threatened to overthrow the institution or only panics roused by self-serving politicians? The issue derives in large part from confusions that clouded the minds of antebellum Texans regarding the nature of slavery itself.

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