The Confessions of Nat Turner

The Confessions of Nat Turner
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Author: William Styron
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781936317097
Release: 2010-05-04
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The “magnificent” Pulitzer Prize–winning and #1 New York Times–bestselling novel about the preacher who led America’s bloodiest slave revolt (The New York Times). The Confessions of Nat Turner is William Styron’s complex and richly drawn imagining of Nat Turner, the leader of the 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia that led to the deaths of almost sixty men, women, and children. Published at the height of the civil rights movement, the novel draws upon the historical Nat Turner’s confession to his attorney, made as he awaited execution in a Virginia jail. This powerful narrative, steeped in the brutal and tragic history of American slavery, reveals a Turner who is neither a hero nor a demon, but rather a man driven to exact vengeance for the centuries of injustice inflicted upon his people. Nat Turner is a galvanizing portrayal of the crushing institution of slavery, and Styron’s deeply layered characterization is a stunning rendering of one man’s violent struggle against oppression. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
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Author: Kyle Baker
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781613122570
Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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. Find teaching guides for Nat Turner and other titles at abramsbooks.com/resources. This graphic novel collects all four issues of Kyle Baker’s critically acclaimed miniseries together for the first time in hardcover and paperback. The book also includes a new afterword by Baker. “A hauntingly beautiful historical spotlight. A-” —Entertainment Weekly “Baker’s storytelling is magnificent.” —Variety “Intricately expressive faces and trenchant dramatic pacing evoke the diabolic slave trade’s real horrors.” —The Washington Post “Baker’s drawings are worthy of a critic’s attention.”—Los Angeles Times “Baker’s suspenseful and violent work documents the slave trade’s atrocities as no textbook can, with an emotional power approaching that of Maus.”—Library Journal, starred review

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
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Author: Terry Bisson,John Davenport
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781438100937
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Nat Turner's 1831 slave revolt inspired other slaves and convinced whites that blacks would not be content as long as slavery existed.

In the Matter of Nat Turner

In the Matter of Nat Turner
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Author: Christopher Tomlins
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780691199870
Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A bold new interpretation of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion that stunned the American South In 1831 Virginia, Nat Turner led a band of Southampton County slaves in a rebellion that killed fifty-five whites, mostly women and children. After more than two months in hiding, Turner was captured, and quickly convicted and executed. In the Matter of Nat Turner penetrates the historical caricature of Turner as befuddled mystic and self-styled Baptist preacher to recover the haunting persona of this legendary American slave rebel, telling of his self-discovery and the dawning of his Christian faith, of an impossible task given to him by God, and of redemptive violence and profane retribution. Much about Turner remains unknown. His extraordinary account of his life and rebellion, given in chains as he awaited trial in jail, was written down by an opportunistic white attorney and sold as a pamphlet to cash in on Turner’s notoriety. But the enigmatic rebel leader had an immediate and broad impact on the American South, and his rebellion remains one of the most momentous episodes in American history. Christopher Tomlins provides a luminous account of Turner's intellectual development, religious cosmology, and motivations, and offers an original and incisive analysis of the Turner Rebellion itself and its impact on Virginia politics. Tomlins also undertakes a deeply critical examination of William Styron’s 1967 novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, which restored Turner to the American consciousness in the era of civil rights, black power, and urban riots. A speculative history that recovers Turner from the few shards of evidence we have about his life, In the Matter of Nat Turner is also a unique speculation about the meaning and uses of history itself.

A Theological Account of Nat Turner

A Theological Account of Nat Turner
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Author: K. Lampley
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781137322968
Release: 2013-08-20
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
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Author: Kenneth S. Greenberg
Pages: 289
ISBN: 9780195177565
Release: 2004-11-04
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 fanatic—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 visions—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.

Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion

Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion
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Author: Herbert Aptheker
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780486137308
Release: 2012-03-08
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Confessions of Nat Turner

The Confessions of Nat Turner
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Author: Nat Turner
Pages: 12
ISBN: 9781365361326
Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com

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Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County

Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County
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Author: David F. Allmendinger
Pages: 401
ISBN: 9781421414799
Release: 2014-11
Editor: JHU Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In August 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia, Nat Turner led a bloody uprising that took the lives of some fifty-five white people—men, women, and children—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 slaves—reaching back into the eighteenth century—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. Allmendinger 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. "The exhaustive research Allmendinger presents greatly enriches our historical understanding of the Southampton Rebellion through the eyes of its key victims. Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County reveals important dimensions of the rebellion's local history and contextualizes the event, as Nat Turner did, within the context of slavery in Southampton County."—Reviews in History "Allmendinger’s great achievement is that he made full use of ‘new’ primary sources related to the uprising of 1831—new sources hitherto hidden in plain sight. Most importantly, he understood the significance of this material and knew exactly how to mine it for valuable new insights into virtually every aspect of Nat Turner’s rebellion."—Reviews in American History "No one has done more to corroborate and sync the details, nor to illuminate Turner’s inspirations and goals. Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County is a model of historical methodology, and goes further than any other previous work in helping readers understand Turner’s motives and meaning."—African American Intellectual History Society "We are all in David Allmendinger's debt for the labor of research that has given The Rising in Southampton County its absent material context."—Law and History Review "Though the subject of countless histories, novels, videos, and websites, Nat Turner, the leader of the largest slave insurrection in U.S. history, remains an enigma; yet, in this new and challenging study, the life and times of the legendary revolutionary come into much better focus. A must-read for historians of slave resistance and all others interested in the history of antebellum Virginia and in particular Southampton County."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society "Allmendinger approaches a well-trodden historical event from a distinctive perspective. [He] provides the most complete historical context surrounding the rebellion. Ultimately, Allmendinger succeeds in providing a more complete understanding of the community of Southampton, Virginia, and offers a better explanation for the motivations that led Turner and his followers down such a bloody path in 1831."—Choice David F. Allmendinger Jr. is professor emeritus of history at the University of Delaware. He is the author of Paupers and Scholars: The Transformation of Student Life in Nineteenth-Century New England and Ruffin: Family and Reform in the Old South.

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
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Author: Eric Foner
Pages: 184
ISBN: UVA:X006113888
Release: 1971
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Contemporary writings and selections from historical works provide a broad perspective on the leader of the major slave rebellion

The Confessions of Nat Turner

The Confessions of Nat Turner
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Author: Nat Turner
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781365361968
Release: 2016-08-29
Editor: Lulu.com

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Nat Turner (1800 - 1831) was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831. His story is the basis for the controversial new film The Birth of a Nation from Fox Searchlight Pictures. The Confessions of Nat Turner is the key primary document supporting historical events. It is a first-hand account of Turner's confessions published by a local lawyer, Thomas Ruffin Gray, in 1831.

The Rebellious Slave

The Rebellious Slave
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Author: Scot French
Pages: 379
ISBN: 0618104488
Release: 2004
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reassesses the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner as it discusses such themes as slavery, race, and national belonging; examines the rebellion itself and analyzes Turner in terms of his meaning as both a martyr and murderer.

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
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Author: Kyle Baker
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015064131587
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown

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Nat Turner

Nat Turner
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Author: Carole Marsh
Pages: 12
ISBN: 0635015307
Release: 2002-09-30
Editor: Gallopade International

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An activity book that presents information about Nat Turner and the slave revolt of 1831.

Nat Turner s Rebellion

Nat Turner s Rebellion
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Author: Shawn Pryor
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781496681225
Release: 2020-08
Editor: Capstone Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Nat Turner, an enslaved black man, believed he was chosen by God to battle against the evils of slavery. Driven by visions, Turner banded with six others, and on August 22, 1831, his rebellion began with attacks at plantations in Southampton, Virginia. As he and his group moved from plantation to plantation, dozens of enslaved men joined them. Finally, the local militia put an end to their movement, arresting and hanging many of the men involved. Nat Turner's rebellion deepened the divide between Americans who wanted to abolish slavery and those who wanted to protect it, setting the groundwork for the American Civil War.

Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion

Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion
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Author: Michael Burgan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0736868798
Release: 2006
Editor: Capstone

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Nat Turner Rebellion

The Nat Turner Rebellion
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Author: John B. Duff,Peter McQuilkin Mitchell
Pages: 246
ISBN: UOM:39015004023050
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown

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Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion

Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion
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Author: Ellis Roxburgh
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781538207659
Release: 2017-07-15
Editor: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Nathaniel “Nat” Turner was a black slave who led a rebellion in the American South in the summer of 1831. A charismatic leader, Turner gathered about 75 slaves to his cause. By the time the insurrection was suppressed, more than 100 were dead, and Turner was hanged. In the aftermath, laws were passed to prevent the education of slaves and a deeper schism opened between abolitionists and slaveholders. The rebellion was truly a harbinger of the bloody events to come. This significant story of pre-Civil War America is the focus of this comprehensive volume, a valuable support for social studies curricula.

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
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Author: Susan R. Gregson
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0736815554
Release: 2003
Editor: Capstone

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation
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Author: Nate Parker
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781501156595
Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring Turner’s relevance to contemporary dialogues on race relations. Based on astounding events in American history, The Birth of a Nation is the epic story of one man championing the spirit of resistance as he leads a rough-and-tumble group into a revolt against injustice and slavery. Breathing new life into a story that has been rife with controversy and prejudice for over two centuries, the film follows the rise of the visionary Virginian slave, Nat Turner. Hired out by his owner to preach to and placate slaves on drought-plagued plantations, Turner eventually transforms into an inspired, impassioned, and fierce anti-slavery leader. Beautifully illustrated with stills from the movie and original illustrations, the book also features an essay by writer/director, Nate Parker, contributions by members of the cast and crew, and commentary by educator Brian Favors and historians Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Daina Ramey Berry who place Nat Turner and the rebellion he led into historical context. The Birth of a Nation reframes the way we think about slavery and resistance as it explores the passion, determination, and faith that inspired Nat Turner to sacrifice everything for freedom.