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Destrehan’s Plantation Insurrection: A Major Slave Revolt Almost Forgotten

On January 8, 1811, a slave revolt led by Charles Deslondes swept throughout Destrehan’s Plantation. The Destrehan’s Plantation insurrection began at the plantation of Manuel Andry in St. John the Baptist Parish. Slaves attacked Andry, wounding him and seizing any weapons that could be found. The revolutionaries marched downriver, recruiting additional slaves as they headed […]

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