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The fires of jubilee : Nat Turner's fierce rebellion / Stephen B. Oates.

By: Oates, Stephen B.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1990, c1975Edition: 1st Perennial Library ed.Description: x, 187 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0060916702 (pbk.); 9780060916701 (pbk.).Subject(s): Turner, Nat, 1800?-1831 | Southampton Insurrection, 1831 | Slave insurrections -- United States | Slavery -- United States -- HistoryDDC classification: 975.555 Summary: "The dramatic portrayal of Nat Turner, the enigmatic visionary who led a bloody slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831. Nat Turner spent an idyllic childhood believing that he was destined for great things. In his 13th year, however, his white playmates went off to school, and he was forced to endless labor in the cotton fields. Amid the brutality of slavery and the turmoil of the era, he became a prophet to his oppressed people, and he began to see signs and visions of Judgment Day. His visions culminated in the bloody massacre of more than sixty white people and the public hanging of about two hundred blacks that resulted. Nat Turner's rebellion proved itself to be crucial as a precursor of the Civil War."--Publisher's web site.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The dramatic portrayal of Nat Turner, the enigmatic visionary who led a bloody slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831. Nat Turner spent an idyllic childhood believing that he was destined for great things. In his 13th year, however, his white playmates went off to school, and he was forced to endless labor in the cotton fields. Amid the brutality of slavery and the turmoil of the era, he became a prophet to his oppressed people, and he began to see signs and visions of Judgment Day. His visions culminated in the bloody massacre of more than sixty white people and the public hanging of about two hundred blacks that resulted. Nat Turner's rebellion proved itself to be crucial as a precursor of the Civil War."--Publisher's web site.

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