by Vincent Brown

A gripping account of the largest slave revolt in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, an uprising that laid bare the interconnectedness of Europe, Africa, and America, shook the foundations of empire, and reshaped ideas of race and popular belonging.

In the second half of the eighteenth century, as European imperial conflicts extended the domain of capitalist agriculture, warring African factions fed their captives to the transatlantic slave trade while masters struggled continuously to keep their restive slaves under the yoke. In this contentious atmosphere, a movement of enslaved West Africans in Jamaica (then called Coromantees) organized to throw off that yoke by violence.

Interview with the Author

New Books Network
Vincent Brown, “Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War”
4/7/20        63 min

History Extra
An Atlantic slave war
10/16/20        34 min

Conversations at the Washington Library
160. Recasting Tacky’s Revolt as an Atlantic Slave War with Vincent Brown
4/28/20       61 min

Ben Franklin’s World
282 Vincent Brown, Tacky’s Revolt
9/8/20        61 min

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