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The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce…

The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion (original 1975; edition 2014)

by Stephen B. Oates (Author)

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Title:The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
Authors:Stephen B. Oates (Author)
Info:Harper Perennial (2014), Edition: Reprint, 208 pages
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The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion by Stephen B. Oates (1975)



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At this moment, I saw more clearly than ever the brutalizing effects of slavery upon both slave and slaveowner.
--Frederick Douglass
For my mother and my father
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He is the most famous slave insurgent in American history, the victim of a violent system who struck back with retributive violence.
Some seventy miles below Richmond, in the southeastern part of Virginia along the North Carolina border, lay a little-known backwater called Southampton County.
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The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831, and the savage reprisals that followed, shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War.

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"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… (more)

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