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By James Paul Rice

it's the fall of 1821. A teenage slave woman, Lucinda, and her mom are despatched from Radcliffe position Plantation, the place they have spent their lives, to Charleston as servants for his or her master's sister. As they adapt to urban lifestyles, they attend the all-black congregation of the African Church within the urban. There Lucinda meets Denmark Vesey, as soon as a slave yet now unfastened after successful the East Bay Lottery and purchasing his freedom.

By spring of 1822, the town is rocked with rumors of a violent slave rebellion. Denmark Vesey has geared up a military of insurrectionists throughout the African Methodist Episcopalian church in Charleston and support from the Voodoo Priest Gullah Jack. Vesey's plan: plenty of slaves will hurricane the gun shops and arsenals in the dead of night on a moonless evening, pilfer guns, burn town to ashes, kill each white slaveholder within the urban and break out by way of sail to Haiti or Africa.

Pitted opposed to Charleston's intendant, James H. Hamilton, Jr., Denmark Vesey is going into hiding because the plot starts off to solve. Slaves fold below threats and torture and Lucinda's protection is threatened because the clash among the strong and the dispossessed grinds towards an inevitable conclusion.

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