1712 – A slave revolt broke out in New York City.

New York slave rebellion of 1712. Written By: New York slave rebellion of 1712, a violent insurrection of slaves in New York City that resulted in brutal executions and the enactment of harsher slave codes. The pSee the source imageopulation of New York City in 1712 numbered between 6,000 and 8,000 people, of whom approximately 1,000 were slaves.