New York Slave Conspiracy (1741) - BlackPast.org.
The New York conspiracy trials of 1741 were a plot by slaves and poor whites in the British colony of New York in 1741 to revolt and level New York City with a series of fires. The conspiracy trials started off with a tavern burglary involving a slave, John Gwin who stole the goods, and a tavern keeper, John Hughson who helped dispose the goods.
NEW YORK SLAVE CONSPIRACY OF 1741 NEW YORK SLAVE CONSPIRACY OF 1741. Beginning in early 1741, enslaved Africans in New York City planned to overthrow Anglo American authority, burn the city, and turn it over to the Spanish, possibly setting up a black governor.
A second edition, the one used throughout this essay, appeared in 1810 entitled: The New York Conspiracy, or a History of the Negro Plot, with the Journal of the Proceedings against the Conspirators at New York in the Years 1741-2. Together with Several Interesting.
Witchhunt in New York: The 1741 rebellion. she revealed the plans of a vast conspiracy to burn down the city and kill whites. She pointed the finger at John Hughson, the owner of the tavern.
The events of 1741 in New York City illustrate the racial divide in British America, where panic among whites spurred great violence against and repression of the feared slave population. In the end, the Conspiracy Trials furthered white dominance and power over enslaved New Yorkers.
The New-York conspiracy, or, A history of the Negro plot, with the journal of the proceedings against the conspirators at New-York in the years 1741-2.
Jill Lepore, new york burning New York Burning, by Jill Lepore, is an interesting yet flawed study of a 1741 conspiracy among New York’s slaves, which authorities discovered in the wake of ten fires started by African Americans.