by George Hendrick and Willene Hendrick - £9.95 Ivan R Dee Inc (2004)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781566635509 | ISBN 10: 1566635500
On the night of November 7, 1841, the Creole, a brig transporting at least 135 slaves from Richmond, Virginia, to the auction block at New Orleans, was about 130 miles northeast of the Bahamas. In the darkness, a band of 19 slaves lead by Madison Washington seized the crew and its captain. Over the next several days they forced the Creole to sail into Nassau harbour, where the British authorities offered freedom to the slaves on board, touching off a diplomatic squabble and continuing legal ramifications.
In The Creole Mutiny, George and Willene Hendrick have pieced together, from disparate sources, the story of this successful slave revolt and of the mysterious figure of Madison Washington, a fugitive slave who had been recaptured while trying to free his wife and was now headed for New Orleans.
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