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Slave rebellion

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1 North America
2 South America
3 Europe

North America

Numerous slave rebellions, revolts, and insurrections took place in North America during the 18th and 19th centuries. There is documentary evidence of more than 250 uprisings or attempted uprisings involving ten or more slaves. Three of the best known are the revolts by Gabriel in Virginia in 1800, Denmark Vesey in Charleston, South Carolina in 1822, and Nat Turner at Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.

South America

The most successful slave uprising in the Americas was that in
Haiti in the 1800s led by Toussaint L'Ouverture.


Probably the most famous slave rebellion in Europe was that led by Spartacus in Roman Italy.