The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 2: The Testimony: A Novel
They were all heroes . . .
Sparked by an indigo sun, Nat Turner stormed into history with a sword in one hand and a Bible in the other. Thirty years before the advent of the Civil War—in the predawn hours of August 22, 1831, commanding a small army of slaves, Nat Turner led a bloody fight for freedom that shined a national spotlight on slavery and left more than fifty wh...more
I loved how the author shared Nat's love and obsession with Cherry; however, he believed that he would be wise and never marry to accomplish his revolt. But those he cared for, he lost, for Elizabeth wanted to show wh ...more
1Woe to the city of oppressors,
rebellious and defiled!
2She obeys no one,
she accepts no correction.
She does not trust in the Lord,
she does not draw near to her God.
3Her officials within her
are roaring lions;
her rulers are evening wolves,
who leave nothing for the morning.
4Her prophets are unprincipled;
they are treacherous people.
Her priests profane the sanctuary
and do violence to the law.