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28 February 1708
Medaillon of the British Anti-Slavery Society, 1795
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Slave Revolt?

Two African and one Indian slave killed a farm family of seven whites in Newton, Long Island, N.Y. on 28 February 1708. The perpetrators were hanged, a black woman was burned. Some historians claim that this was the first recorded slave revolt in North-American history. Others say it was just an incident. The first undisputed slave revolt took place in New York, 1712.

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