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Race and Rights: Fighting Slavery and Prejudice in the Old Northwest, 1830–1870 by Dana Elizabeth Weiner (review)

Race and Rights: Fighting Slavery and Prejudice in the Old Northwest, 1830–1870 by Dana Elizabeth... REVIEWS question (x, xii, xvi, xxiii, 5, 40, 81,119, 155, 172,186, 210, 229, 232, 239). Given the tendency of scholars over the past century to advance unsupported theories and stories about Gabriel, Schwarz might have used his annotation to set some records straight. Despite the fact that no extant primary source describes the execution of Gabriel or any of his men, for instance, popular writer Harlow Giles Unger recently published a seriously flawed account of the blacksmith's death. Unger has Gabriel dying only a few days after the conspiracy collapsed, and hanging at the same time and place as the twenty-six other executed rebels. ``As a warning to others,'' Unger imagines, ``the hangman used the noose to haul him up into the air and left him convulsing in agony at the end of the rope instead of letting him drop to a quick death with a snap of the neck.''4 By comparison, Schwarz is a most careful and exacting scholar. This reviewer's desire for greater editorial illumination hardly detracts from Schwarz's impressive accomplishment in pulling these documents together and reproducing them with such a precise hand. Gabriel's Conspiracy will long stand as the authoritative collection. Do ugla s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Race and Rights: Fighting Slavery and Prejudice in the Old Northwest, 1830–1870 by Dana Elizabeth Weiner (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 34 (1) – Jan 28, 2014

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REVIEWS question (x, xii, xvi, xxiii, 5, 40, 81,119, 155, 172,186, 210, 229, 232, 239). Given the tendency of scholars over the past century to advance unsupported theories and stories about Gabriel, Schwarz might have used his annotation to set some records straight. Despite the fact that no extant primary source describes the execution of Gabriel or any of his men, for instance, popular writer Harlow Giles Unger recently published a seriously flawed account of the blacksmith's death. Unger has Gabriel dying only a few days after the conspiracy collapsed, and hanging at the same time and place as the twenty-six other executed rebels. ``As a warning to others,'' Unger imagines, ``the hangman used the noose to haul him up into the air and left him convulsing in agony at the end of the rope instead of letting him drop to a quick death with a snap of the neck.''4 By comparison, Schwarz is a most careful and exacting scholar. This reviewer's desire for greater editorial illumination hardly detracts from Schwarz's impressive accomplishment in pulling these documents together and reproducing them with such a precise hand. Gabriel's Conspiracy will long stand as the authoritative collection. Do ugla s

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Jan 28, 2014

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