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" They increased every minute by new Negroes coming to them, so that they were above Sixty, some say a hundred, on which they halted in a field, and set to dancing, Singing and beating Drums, to draw more Negroes to them... "
Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo - Page 164
by Ned Sublette - 2007 - 688 pages
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Jookin': The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture

Katrina Hazzard-Gordon - Performing Arts - 2010 - 248 pages
...some slaves who joined the Stono uprising initially thought that they were being called to a dance: "They increased every minute by new Negroes coming to them, so that they were about Sixty, some say a hundred, on which they halted in a field and set to dancing, Singing and beating...
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Atlantic American Societies: From Columbus Through Abolition, 1492-1888

Alan L. Karras, John Robert McNeill - History - 1992 - 274 pages
...district, terrorizing and recruiting. According to a contemporary account, their numbers were being "increased every minute by new Negroes coming to them,...Singing and beating Drums to draw more Negroes to them."65 The decision to halt came late on Sunday afternoon. Having marched more than ten miles without...
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African Dance: An Artistic, Historical, and Philosophical Inquiry

Kariamu Welsh-Asante - Performing Arts - 1996 - 254 pages
...attracted by the sound of the drums and initially thought that they were being informed of a dance: They increased every minute by new Negroes coming...Singing and beating Drums, to draw more Negroes to them.32 Plantation affairs whether held on a holiday or a weekend represents one type of affair, and...
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Steppin' on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance

Jacqui Malone - Performing Arts - 1996 - 272 pages
...South Carolina, provides a second example. A contemporary account revealed that the slaves' numbers "increased every minute by new Negroes coming to them,...Singing and beating Drums to draw more Negroes to them."45 Music and dance gave African Americans a sense of power and control—it had a direct impact...
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Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery

Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Series Research Team - History - 1999 - 494 pages
..."Letter from South Carolina Dated October 2," appeared in the London publication Gentleman's Magazine: They increased every Minute by new Negroes coming to them; so that there were above Sixty, some say a Hundred; on which they halted in a field, and set to Dancing, Singing,...
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A Documentary History of Slavery in North America

Willie Lee Nichols Rose - History - 1999 - 537 pages
...they burnt his House, by this time many of them were drunk with the Rum they had taken in the Houses. They increased every minute by new Negroes coming...Singing and beating Drums, to draw more Negroes to them, thinking they were now victorious over the whole Province, having marched ten miles & burnt all before...
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A Question of Manhood, Volume 1: A Reader in U.S. Black Men's History and ...

Darlene Clark Hine, Earnestine L. Jenkins - Social Science - 1999 - 624 pages
...which attracted a large crowd of slaves. Having reached over sixty in number, they paused at a large field and "set to dancing, Singing and beating Drums to draw more Negroes to them." Shortly afterward, now numbering ninety, they met a force of militia, and a battle resulted. The slaves...
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Upon These Shores: Themes in the African-American Experience, 1600 to the ...

William Randolph Scott, William G. Shade - History - 2000 - 450 pages
...they burnt his House, by this time many of them were drunk with the Rum they had taken in the Houses. They increased every minute by new Negroes coming...Singing and beating Drums, to draw more Negroes to them, thinking they were now victorious over the whole Province, having marched ten miles & burnt all before...
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North Korea at a Crossroads

Suk Hi Kim - History - 2003 - 221 pages
...burnt his I louse, by this time many of them were drunk with the Rum they had taken in the Houses. They increased every minute by new Negroes coming...Singing and beating Drums, to draw more Negroes to them, thinking they were now victorious over the whole Province, having marched ten miles & burnt all before...
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America's Musical Life: A History

Richard Crawford - Music - 2001 - 976 pages
...day of September last being Sunday which is the day the Planters allow them to work for themselves, Some Angola Negroes assembled, to the number of Twenty;...Singing and beating Drums, to draw more Negroes to them, thinking they were now victorious over the whole Province, having marched ten miles & burnt all before...
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