Early Slave Rebellions: Many Black slave rebellions and insurrections took place in North America during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Of those documented, there is evidence of more than 250 slave uprisings or attempted uprisings involving ten or more slaves. Three of the best known in the United States are the revolts by Gabriel Prosser in Virginia in 1800, Denmark Vesey in Charleston, South Carolina in 1822, and Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. The 1811 German Coast Uprising, which took place outside of New Orleans in 1811, involved up to 500 slaves. It was suppressed by volunteer militias and a detachment of the United States Army. They killed 66 black men in the battle, executed 16, and 17 escaped and/or were killed along the way to freedom. Slave resistance in the South did not gain academic or popular attention until the 1940s when historian Herbert Aptheker started publishing the serious research on the subject, stressing how rebellions were rooted in the exploitative conditions of Southern slavery.
For more info, search: 1811 German Coast Uprising, Nat Turner Rebellion, Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vesey, Herbert Aptheker
Since they keep bringing up the Warden, Hawke, and now the Inquisitor in the games, I have a feeling that it would be TOTALLY cool for DA4 to basically be like this:
A chapter where you play as the Warden, desperately trying to find a cure for the Blight while also amassing a power house of allies to help you as shit hits the fan
A chapter where you play as Hawke, combing through the fade, blades drawn and ready, furiously trying to find a way out, amassing a power house of spirit allies to help you find your way to freedom
A chapter where you play as the Inquisitor, trying to maintain power and balance as you desperately try to find peaceful solutions to the problems that are tearing Tedas apart at the seams, trying to maintain allies as you start to make shadier and shadier decisions in the name of peace
A chapter where you play as a Tevinter slave that starts an uprising, amassing allies and gaining enemies as you try to free your people from the clutches of evil once and for all, everything culminating into a big crescendo as they all come together in the end for the common good
AND THEN SOLAS IN THE BACKGROUND ACCIDENTALLY FUCKING EVERYTHING UP.
Dorian - is a magister in Tevinter, fighting against the establishment and is also immensely popular. Would not be forced at all to have him take on a sort of Leliana-in-Da:i-type-role, as an advisor with a personal quest.
Fenris - is currently in Tevinter and apparantly is leading a slave uprising. That would plunge Tevinter into a civil war like state, which would make a very interesting setting. Would also assume he’d be more likely to take on an advisor role, rather than a companion.
Sten - The Qunari are in open war against Tevinter, the game will take place in Tevinter, the Arishok has a history of negotiating rather than fighting and can be reasoned with. Probably we’ll be able to ally ourselves with the Qunari, if we can use diplomacy well and don’t support the magisterium or something. I don’t have a doubt that Sten will appear, but I’m not sure if he’ll have a big role or not.
Tallis - An elf from Tevinter who now serves the Qunari? I think it’ll be very likely that Tallis will appear at some point in the game, most likely as a spy in hiding. Of course we know who she is, but our character might not. She might even become a companion. I think it’s rather likely and would fit neatly into the story.
The Iron Bull - The good thing about a mercenary group is that it can be hired by anyone, especially one with such a formidable reputation as the chargers. Seeing that the Iron Bull is also super popular, it’d be easy to imagine him appearing in DA4, maybe even as a companion. There’s one problem though, because he might be dead in some world states. But that’s also been the case with both Oghren and Leliana, so probably there’ll be another bullshit reason à la “Oh I was dead but was resurrected by the Maker/the liquor” (Iron Bull would probably be a candidate fo liquor rather than faith) to integrate him into the game again. But there’s a candidate from his family who’d be much more likely
Krem - Honestly, he was so incredibly popular amoung the fans AND he’s from Tevinter, most likely he took over the chargers after the Bull retired to live happily ever after with a certain mustached magister (because we all know they’ll get their happy ending). And who’d be better suited to follow in his footsteps than his adorable cinnamon roll of an adopted mercenary son? Krem would be a follower with romance option, the first canon trans LI in Dragon Age, that’d be super awesome and wouldn’t even alienate the dudebro fans, because they’ve already “gotten used to him” or something, whatever, just give us Krem, it’d be great!
Scout Harding - No matter how we decide the future of he Inquisition to be, Scout Harding will support us. What if what becomes of the Inquisition becomes an ally in Da:4 and Scout Harding is sent out as a companion as a diplomatic gesture? The Inquisition will be in Tevinter anyways and we’ve been begging for a dwarven romance since.. well since Leske and Gorim actually. She’d fit into the narrative and would be a cool rogue companion.
Zevran - Come on, one side or the other will eventually contract the Antivan Crows and our favorite assassin will of course be there to thwart them by offering his own skills instead. It wouldn’t be outlandish for him to be there, especially since in Tevinter assassination are considered good sport… and wherever there’s good business, he’s got to appear. Also just imagine the amount of excessive flirting going on if he met somebody like the Iron Bull.
Slave revolts in Puerto Rico: conspiracies and uprisings, 1795-1873
by Guillermo A. Baralt
From the emergence of the first sugar plantations up until 1873, when slavery was abolished, the wealth amassed by many landowners in Puerto Rico derived mainly from the exploitation of slaves. But slavery generated its antithesis - disobedience, uprisings and flights. This book documents these expressions of collective resistance.
Historical AU set in Saint Domingue (French Territory) in 1790, one year before the Haitian Slave Uprising. Capitaine Peeta Mellark is the incorruptible Captain of the French Army in Le Cap, Saint Domingue. Katniss Everdeen is the daughter of a wealthy French merchant and mulatta mother. After the death of her parents and the dissolution of her father’s estate, Katniss survives by becoming one of the most sought after courtesans in Le Cap. A chance encounter in a Saturday market leads to a passionate affair set against the backdrop of one of the most brutal slave uprisings in recent history. Based on the novel, The Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende.
The [white anarchist] ignorance of Black freedom movements is so profound that even anarchistic tendencies within them get ignored. Nat Turner led a slave uprising in 1831 that killed over fifty whites and struck terror throughout the South; it should clearly count as one of the most important insurrections in American history. Historians often describe William Lloyd Garrison, a leader of the abolitionist movement, as a “Christian Anarchist” (e.g. Perry 1973), yet he is almost never included in anarchist-produced histories. The Black-led Reconstruction government in South Carolina from 1868-1874, which Du Bois dubbed the “South Carolina Commune,” did far more toward building socialism than the Paris Commune in 1871 ever did. Ella Baker’s anti-authoritarian critique of Martin Luther King Jr. encouraged young civil rights workers to create their own autonomous and directly democratic organization, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), arguably the most important direct action civil rights group. Further, the racial consciousness produced by these struggles has often been broader, radical, and international than the consciousness produced by other U.S. struggles, even if it describes itself as “nationalist” (See Robin Kelley’s great book Freedom Dreams for more on this). Yet these persons and events curiously form no part of the anarchist scene’s historical tradition.
Lucy Parsons and the Black Panthers tend to be the main links between Black struggles and American anarchists’ historical sense. Parsons, a militant anarchist organizer in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and possibly a former slave, is a problematic connection to the Black tradition because although she fought lynching and racial discrimination, she was not part of the Black community and often denied her Black identity. (She was married to a white man, Albert Parsons, so this denial may in part have been to evade anti-miscegenation laws. See Lowndes 1995 and Roediger 1986.)
Many anarchists fetishize the Panthers because they seem to fit both the infoshops and insurrection models (i.e. men and women with guns serving breakfast to Black children), but this position tends to idealize the Panthers rather than critically evaluate and integrate their experience into the anarchist tradition.
Titan Comics are excited to announce that following the fantastic sell-out response to the Vikings: Godhead mini-series, Vikings is returning for an all-new story!
Superstar writer Cavan Scott (Vikings, Doctor Who) re-joins series artist Staz Johnson (Batman, Spider-Man) to further expand the Vikings lore with Vikings: Uprising #1! This new story follows after the explosive events of the MGM TV show’s Season 4 mid-season finale.
Ragnar and Lagertha return from the disastrous events of Paris to find their land threatened from within. A charismatic Irish slave is leading an uprising, which will set Viking against Viking. With blood flowing freely, Lagertha searches for guidance from the gods, while Ragnar struggles with failure and addiction. Can Lothbrok survive yet another challenge to his throne, while his former wife takes up arms to bring the bloody rebellion to an end?
Released September 14th, Vikings: Uprising expands on Titan Comics’ hugely popular Vikings: Godhead, which sold out of its debut issue and went to a second printing!
This thrilling new #1 comes with five variant covers to collect with art by artists Mark Hammermeister, Claudia Caranfa, Verity Glass (Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed), Josh Burns and a regular cover by Chris Wahl (Bob Fingerman’s Minimum Wage).
World Baseball Classic!
Puerto Rico vs. United States
The 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC) is an international professional baseball competition, composed of 16 competing nations, held from March 6 to March 22, 2017.
Today it’s the final with anundefeated Puerto Rico vs USA
1. On March 22, 1873 (today), slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico.
Slaves joined the 1868 uprising against Spanish colonial rule in what is known as the “Grito de Lares”.
2. Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory in 1898, when it was acquired from Spain after the Spanish-American War.
So it would be amazing if Puerto Rico wins this thing to USA in USA. It would make a statement to US about Puerto Rico. And also, everybody dyed their hair blonde in support of the team, it wouldn’t be for nothing. Puerto Rico already defeated USA, 6-5, we can do it again! Blonde for the gold!
Historical AU set in Saint Domingue (French Territory) in 1790, one year before the Haitian Slave Uprising. Capitaine Peeta Mellark is the incorruptible Captain of the French Army in Le Cap, Saint Domingue. Katniss Everdeen is the daughter of a wealthy French merchant and mulatta mother. After the death of her parents and the dissolution of her father’s estate, Katniss survives by becoming one of the most sought after courtesans in Le Cap. A chance encounter in a Saturday market leads to a passionate affair set against the backdrop of one of the most brutal slave uprisings in recent history.
Disclaimer: I do not own anything related to The Hunger Games or Island Beneath the Sea.
This is the last of the original chapters. After Prompts in Panem, look for chapter four.