The Aftermath of Gabriel’s Rebellion: Jefferson and the Reaction of Virginia to the Slave Conspiracy of 1800

Duration: One 90 minute period

In 1800 white Virginians discovered one of the largest slave conspiracies in the entire history of the slave-holding South.  It was a consequence of a confluence of developments, including the loosening of the bonds of slavery after the American Revolution, slaves' knowledge of the successful slave rebellion in Saint-Domingue, and especially the super-heated political atmosphere…

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Grade Level

High School

Type of Lesson

Cooperative Learning

Author Info

Scovie Martin
Western Albemarle High school
5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike
Crozet, VA 22932