πŸ“’ Author : Kenneth S. Greenberg
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2004-11-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 289
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0195177568
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Nat Turner's name rings through American history with a force all its own. Leader of the most important slave rebellion on these shores, variously viewed as a murderer of unarmed women and children, an inspired religious leader, a fanaticβ€”this puzzling figure represents all the terrible complexities of American slavery. And yet we do not know what he looked like, where he is buried, or even whether Nat Turner was his real name. In Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory, Kenneth S. Greenberg gathers twelve distinguished scholars to offer provocative new insight into the man, his rebellion, and his time, and his place in history. The historians here explore Turner's slave community, discussing the support for his uprising as well as the religious and literary context of his movement. They examine the place of women in his insurrection, and its far-reaching consequences (including an extraordinary 1832 Virginia debate about ridding the state of slavery). Here are discussions of Turner's religious visionsβ€”the instructions he received from God to kill all of his white oppressors. Louis Masur places him against the backdrop of the nation's sectional crisis, and Douglas Egerton puts his revolt in the context of rebellions across the Americas. We trace Turner's passage through American memory through fascinating interviews with William Styron on his landmark novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, and with Dr. Alvin Poussaint, one of the "ten black writers" of the 1960s who bitterly attacked Styron's vision of Turner. Finally, we follow Nat Turner into the world of Hollywood. Nat Turner has always been controversial, an emblem of the searing wound of slavery in American life. This book offers a clear-eyed look at one of the best known and least understood figures in our history.

πŸ“’ Author : Sharon Ewell Foster
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-02-07
πŸ“’ Pages : 432
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781451656923
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : The sequel to The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part I: The Witnesses shows the story of Nat Turner through his own eyes, from growing up a slave through his violent uprising and death. In the predawn hours of August 22, 1831, slave Nat Turner stormed into history with a Bible in one hand and a sword in the other. Leading a small army of fellow slaves in an uprising that left more than fifty whites dead, Turner became a tragic hero and a lightning rod for abolitionists. His rebellion put Virginia in the national spotlight and tore a nation’s trust. In Part I: The Witnesses, Harriet Beecher Stowe encounters a mysterious runaway slave who recounts stories of people who knew Nat Turner, both friends and enemies. In their words are the truth of the mystery and conspiracy of Turner’s life, death, and confession. Part 2: The Testimony, relates the whole storyβ€”from Turner’s early slave years with his Ethiopian-born mother through the uprising, his trial, and hangingβ€”from Nat’s perspective. It’s a story full of greed and betrayal, faith and courage, villains and heroes.

πŸ“’ Author : Kyle Baker
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007
πŸ“’ Pages : 94
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1582407924
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

SYNOPSIS : In graphic novel format, depicts the life and times of the self-educated African American preacher who led a slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831, believing that God wanted him to free the slaves.

πŸ“’ Author : David F. AllmendingerJr.
πŸ“’ Publisher : JHU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-08-22
πŸ“’ Pages : 416
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781421414799
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : In August 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia, Nat Turner led a bloody uprising that took the lives of some fifty-five white peopleβ€”men, women, and childrenβ€”shocking the South. Nearly as many black people, all told, perished in the rebellion and its aftermath. Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County presents important new evidence about the violence and the community in which it took place, shedding light on the insurgents and victims and reinterpreting the most important account of that event, The Confessions of Nat Turner. Drawing upon largely untapped sources, David F. Allmendinger Jr. reconstructs the lives of key individuals who were drawn into the uprising and shows how the history of certain white families and their slavesβ€”reaching back into the eighteenth centuryβ€”shaped the course of the rebellion. Never before has anyone so patiently examined the extensive private and public sources relating to Southampton as does Allmendinger in this remarkable work. He argues that the plan of rebellion originated in the mind of a single individual, Nat Turner, who concluded between 1822 and 1826 that his own masters intended to continue holding slaves into the next generation. Turner specifically chose to attack households to which he and his followers had connections. The book also offers a close analysis of his Confessions and the influence of Thomas R. Gray, who wrote down the original text in November 1831. The author draws new conclusions about Turner and Gray, their different motives, the authenticity of the confession, and the introduction of terror as a tactic, both in the rebellion and in its most revealing document. Students of slavery, the Old South, and African American history will find in Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County an outstanding example of painstaking research and imaginative family and community history.

πŸ“’ Author : Herbert Aptheker
πŸ“’ Publisher : Courier Corporation
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-03-08
πŸ“’ Pages : 176
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780486137308
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : First full-length study of the bloodiest slave uprising in U.S. history explores the nature of Southern society in the early 19th century and the conditions that led to the rebellion. The inspiration for the acclaimed 2016 movie Birth of a Nation.

πŸ“’ Author : K. Lampley
πŸ“’ Publisher : Springer
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-08-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 196
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781137322968
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : In this unique volume, Lampley analyzes the theology of Nat Turner's violent slave rebellion in juxtaposition with Old Testament views of prophetic violence and Jesus' politics of violence in the New Testament and in consideration of the history of Christian violence and the violence embedded in traditional Christian theology.

πŸ“’ Author : Kyle Baker
πŸ“’ Publisher : Abrams
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-01-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 208
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781613122570
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

SYNOPSIS : The story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion--which began on August 21, 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia--is known among school children and adults. To some he is a hero, a symbol of Black resistance and a precursor to the civil rights movement; to others he is monster--a murderer whose name is never uttered. In Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and historically accurate story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion. Told nearly wordlessly, every image resonates with the reader as the brutal story unfolds. This graphic novel collects all four issues of Kyle Baker's critically acclaimed miniseries. It also includes a new afterword by Baker.

πŸ“’ Author : Leon F. Litwack
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of Illinois Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1991
πŸ“’ Pages : 344
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0252062132
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Offers profiles of seventeen nineteenth century Black men and women, including Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and Mary Church Terrell

πŸ“’ Author : Tracy Barrett
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1993
πŸ“’ Pages : 32
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015029276261
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : A biography of the slave and preacher who, believing that God wanted him to free the slaves, led a major revolt in 1831.

πŸ“’ Author : Michael Burgan
πŸ“’ Publisher : Capstone
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006
πŸ“’ Pages : 32
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0736868798
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : In graphic novel format, this book tells the true story of the 1831 Virginia slave rebellion led by slave Nat Turner, who believed he was a prophet.