Nat Turner

Nat Turner
Author: Terry Bisson,John Davenport
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1438100930
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nat Turner Book Excerpt:

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

The Second Crucifixion of Nat Turner

The Second Crucifixion of Nat Turner
Author: John Henrik Clarke
Publsiher: Black Classic Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780933121959
Category: African Americans in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Crucifixion of Nat Turner Book Excerpt:

Originally published as William Styron's Nat Turner. These essays address the misrepresentation of Turner's life and activities by white writers. The contributors include Lerone Bennett Jr., John O. Killens, Alvin Poussaint, and John A. Williams

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
Author: Kenneth S. Greenberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003-02-01
ISBN: 9780198030638
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nat Turner Book Excerpt:

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.

The Resurrection of Nat Turner Part 1 The Witnesses

The Resurrection of Nat Turner  Part 1  The Witnesses
Author: Sharon Ewell Foster
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN: 9781451606218
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Resurrection of Nat Turner Part 1 The Witnesses Book Excerpt:

The truth has been buried more than one hundred years . . . Leading a small army of slaves, Nat Turner was a man born with a mission: to set the captives free. When words failed, he ignited an uprising that left over fifty whites dead. In the predawn hours of August 22, 1831, Nat Turner stormed into history with a Bible in one hand, brandishing a sword in the other. His rebellion shined a national spotlight on slavery and the state of Virginia and divided a nation’s trust. Turner himself became a lightning rod for abolitionists like Harriet Beecher Stowe and a terror and secret shame for slave owners. In The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 1: The Witnesses, Nat Turner’s story is revealed through the eyes and minds of slaves and masters, friends and foes. In their words is the truth of the mystery and conspiracy of Nat Turner’s life, death, and confession. The Resurrection of Nat Turner spans more than sixty years, sweeping from the majestic highlands of Ethiopia to the towns of Cross Keys and Jerusalem in Southampton County. Using extensive research, Sharon Ewell Foster breaks hallowed ground in this epic novel, revealing long-buried secrets about this tragic hero.

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
Author: Kyle Baker
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 1613122578
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nat Turner Book Excerpt:

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 s Slave Rebellion

Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion
Author: Ellis Roxburgh
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN: 1538207753
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion Book Excerpt:

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 s Rebellion

Nat Turner s Rebellion
Author: Shawn Pryor
Publsiher: Capstone Press
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1496686853
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nat Turner s Rebellion Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Herbert Aptheker
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 0486452727
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion Book Excerpt:

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.

A Theological Account of Nat Turner

A Theological Account of Nat Turner
Author: K. Lampley
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN: 1137322969
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Theological Account of Nat Turner Book Excerpt:

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 s Slave Rebellion

Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion
Author: Michael Burgan
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780736868792
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nat Turner s Slave Rebellion Book Excerpt:

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 Confessions of Nat Turner

The Confessions of Nat Turner
Author: Nat Turner
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN: 1365361322
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confessions of Nat Turner Book Excerpt:

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 Resurrection of Nat Turner Part 2 The Testimony

The Resurrection of Nat Turner  Part 2  The Testimony
Author: Sharon Ewell Foster
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN: 1451656920
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Resurrection of Nat Turner Part 2 The Testimony Book Excerpt:

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 story—from Turner’s early slave years with his Ethiopian-born mother through the uprising, his trial, and hanging—from Nat’s perspective. It’s a story full of greed and betrayal, faith and courage, villains and heroes.

In the Matter of Nat Turner

In the Matter of Nat Turner
Author: Christopher Tomlins
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 0691198667
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Matter of Nat Turner Book Excerpt:

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.

The Confessions of Nat Turner the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton Virginia

The Confessions of Nat Turner  the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton  Virginia
Author: Nat Turner
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN: 0807869465
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confessions of Nat Turner the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton Virginia Book Excerpt:

Perhaps no other moment in history crystallized the fears of slave owners in the South like the August 21-22, 1831, slave insurrection led by Nat Turner in Southampton, Virginia. The Confessions of Nat Turner details Turner's life and the events surrounding that armed revolt, which left more than fifty men, women, and children dead and that culminated in Turner's execution. Interviewed by Thomas R. Gray while in prison for his crimes, Turner begins his story with his earliest childhood memories, and the subsequent narrative leads the reader through his decision, formed over years in slavery, to strike for freedom. He discusses his religious conversion and his belief that he was called by God to murder slave owners. He spares no detail as he describes each murder he oversaw or committed. Unique in its historical moment and powerful voice, The Confessions of Nat Turner provides an uncensored look into one of the key events in the slave-holding South. A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings classic works back into print. DocSouth Books editions are selected from the digital library of Documenting the American South and are unaltered from the original publication. The DocSouth series uses digital technology to offer e-books and print-on-demand publications, providing affordable and accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
Author: Kyle Baker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Blacks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nat Turner Book Excerpt:

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
Author: James Thomas Baker
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nat Turner Book Excerpt:

The second volume in the CREATORS OF THE AMERICAN MIND series, NAT TURNER: CRY FREEDOM IN AMERICA provides both primary and secondary selections that give students specific knowledge of this important individual in American history.

Word and Questions to White America What Black Birthright Citizens Want

Word and Questions to White America  What Black Birthright Citizens Want
Author: Pharaoh X Amanserpritefrimacrelo
Publsiher: Warren Williams
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Word and Questions to White America What Black Birthright Citizens Want Book Excerpt:

Pharaoh X Amanserpritefrimacrelo provides a workbook for America to define comprehend and resolve conflicts and problems related to racism. With Word of pain grief rage and protest, questions to stir emotions and focus minds and links to online research this book offers readers with insights to comprehend Blacks Americans demands of White Americans and themselves. The Author challenges every person to self examine and commit to end the persisting unwanted intolerable Black Holocaust. Pharaoh introduces a new genre of writing. A writing style with a heart and soul of free conscience thought born out of spirituality anguish frustration distress meditation fear and concern. 'Word and Questions to White America: What Black Birthright Citizens Want' presents insightful ways and means for the nation and the world to end and prevent racist crimes on Black Humanity with focus for peace and prioritizing quality living for all This is a manual calling for social balance that offers ancient methods of civilizing contemporary societies with possible universal original solutions to right the world to prevent senseless violence, misuse and excesses use of firearms and save and enhance lives to better the world and our human experience of life.

The World Is Our Home

The World Is Our Home
Author: Jeffrey J. Folks,Nancy Summers Folks
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 081316155X
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Is Our Home Book Excerpt:

Since the early 1970s southern fiction has been increasingly attentive to social issues, including the continuing struggles for racial justice and gender equality, the loss of a sense of social community, and the decline of a coherent regional identity. The essays in The World Is Our Home focus on writers who have explicitly addressed social and cultural issues in their fiction and drama, including Dorothy Allison, Horton Foote, Ernest J. Gaines, Jill McCorkle, Walker Percy, Lee Smith, William Styron, Alice Walker, and many others. The contributors provide valuable insights into the transformation of southern culture over the past thirty years and probe the social and cultural divisions that persist. The collection makes an important case for the centrality of social critique in contemporary southern fiction.

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History
Author: Caryn E. Neumann
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-04-30
ISBN: 0313355029
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History Book Excerpt:

Major help for African American history term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. Students from high school age to undergraduate will be able to get a jump start on assignments with the hundreds of term paper projects and research information offered here in an easy-to-use format. Users can quickly choose from the 100 important events, spanning from the expansion of the slave trade to North America in 1581 to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest and then offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as iPod and iMovie. The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are then annotated, followed by vetted, stable Web site suggestions and multimedia resources, usually films, for further viewing and listening. Librarians and faculty will want to use this as well. With this book, the research experience is transformed and elevated. Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History is an invaluable source to motivate and educate students who have a wide range of interests and talents. The events chronicle the long struggle for freedom and equal rights for African Americans.

Nat Turner

Nat Turner
Author: Kenneth S. Greenberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2004-11-04
ISBN: 0195177568
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nat Turner Book Excerpt:

"A companion to the PBS documentary Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property"--Cover.