Definition of Denmark vesey
1. Noun. United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822).
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Literary usage of Denmark vesey
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1. A Short History of the American Negro by Benjamin Griffith Brawley (1919)
"The first was conceived by denmark vesey. This man was probably born in Saint Thomas, West Indies, in 1767; but the first fourteen years of his life are a ..."
2. Short Biographical Sketches of Eminent Negro Men and Women in Europe and the by John Edward Bruce (1910)
"... which is destined to be felt in America, and the influence of which is to be circumscribed only by the ocean; the noble denmark vesey of South Carolina, ..."
3. The Negro in the American Rebellion: His Heroism and His Fidelity by William Wells Brown (1867)
"denmark vesey, Peter Poyas, and their Companions.— The deep-laid Plans. — Religious Fanaticism. — The Discovery. — The Trials. — Convictions. ..."
4. A Social History of the American Negro, Being a History of the Negro Problem by Benjamin Griffith Brawley (1921)
"The leader, denmark vesey, is interesting as an intellectual insurrectionist just as the more famous Nat Turner is typical of the more fervent sort. ..."
5. Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp by Harriet Beecher STOWE (1856)
"Among the children of denmark vesey was a boy by a Mandingo slave-woman, who was his father's particular favorite. The Mandingos are one of the finest of ..."