This is a compilation of primary source excerpts of the Denmark Vesey plot of 1822.
There are four different excerpts from three different primary documents.
The documents were originally found transcribed on http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/beyond-the-textbook/24126
They are taken from:
The Original Charleston Account (1822)
Hamilton, James. Negro Plot: An Account of the Late Intended Insurrection among a
Portion of the Blacks of the City of Charleston, South Carolina. Boston: Joseph
W. Ingraham, 1822.
Official Report (1822)
An official report of the trials of sundry Negroes, charged with an attempt to raise an
insurrection in the state of South-Carolina. Charleston: James R. Schenck,
1822. Accessed July 28, 2010.
Anna Hayes Johnson Letter (1822)
Anna Hayes Johnson to her cousin, Charleston, July 18, 1822. From the Ernest
Haywood Papers, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina
This resource will be great for middle or high school students to look at multiple accounts of the Denmark Vesey plot and think about whether or not there is enough reliable evidence to say the plot happened. I plan on using this along side the Claim, Evidence, and Reasonings worksheet I have created.
These excerpts can be used and adapted in multiple ways.