1.25.11 Author and Historian Daniel Rasmussen
joins Coy to discuss his book American Uprising
. In January of 1811 the largest slave rebellion in American history- bigger than Nat Turner’s, bigger than Gabriel Prosser’s- took place in New Orleans, yet the story of these events have been stricken from the history books. Rasmussen recounts in great detail what ispired the events which took place 200 years ago this month before explaining why a political cover-up has lead to the story told in his new book becoming such an obscurity. The book’s full title is American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt
and is available in a variety of bookstores and online retailers.