Rebellion of the Seminole Maroons


J.B. Bird's documentary website Rebellion is a fascinating multimedia history of John Horse and the Black Seminoles, "a community of free blacks and fugitive slaves who in 1838 became the first black rebels to defeat American slavery. The site covers their nineteenth-century odyssey from Florida to Mexico. In the process it documents a recent discovery, that the Black Seminoles led the largest slave rebellion in U.S. history, which took place in Florida from 1835-1838." I haven't explored every nook and cranny of the site, but I'm impressed with what I've seen so far—it's serious history, not mythification, and it's also a good model of how ideas can be presented on the Web.

[Via Metafilter.]