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Charles Joyner on the Stono Rebellion's impact on slavery
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Q: Did the Stono Rebellion shake their faith in the institution of slavery?
Charles Joyner

A: I think the Stono Rebellion must have shaken the faith of at least some Carolinians and the institution that was the chief means of their livelihood. But the evidence doesn't seem clear and it certainly didn't undermine its continuing development or the continuing importation of slaves into South Carolina as long as the importation of slaves was legal. In fact, South Carolina extended it to the maximum when the new Constitution allowed states, by their own action, to have a few more years of the slave trade; South Carolina rather eagerly availed itself of the opportunity.
Charles Joyner
Professor of Southern History and Culture
Coastal Carolina University




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