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Daniel Rasmussen discusses American Uprising at Garden District Book Shop 

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Daniel Rasmussen discusses American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt
1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday
Garden District Book Shop, The Rink
2727 Prytania St., 895-2266

Daniel Rasmussen graduated from Harvard in 2009 with three prominent awards for his thesis on the 1811 slave uprising along the Mississippi River in parishes upriver from New Orleans. The thesis is the basis for his recently released book American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt (HarperCollins). His journalism career began in Washington, D.C., where the D.C. Press Foundation named him High School Journalist of the year in 2005. At Harvard, he began researching the slave revolt, which involved 200 to 500 slaves and resulted in the deaths of more than 100, leaving many of their remains on gruesome display along the levees. Rasmussen says his book is more Braveheart than Beloved, and he delves into the planning and execution of the revolt. C-SPAN will televise the reading and discussion at Garden District Book Shop. Free admission. — Jamie Carroll


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