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Nat Turner by Kyle Baker
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Oct 04, 2011

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The story of Nat Turner's Rebellion naturally lends itself to this sort of graphic representation, what with its numerous scenes of mass killing and backdrop of torture and subjugation in the tidewater of Virginia. However, Baker fails to realize the importance of landscape in a retelling of such a haunting tale. This is not just a political action, its a strong show of spirit, and for anyone living at the time in rural America, the landscape held such strong powers of mystery that it can not be neglected. It's not only the setting, but a character, a sort of god in the world of its inhabitants.

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