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Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory

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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 ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published October 21st 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2003)
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Chronics
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First,it should be noted this book is essentially a collection of essays on Nat Turner and his place in history, it cant really be read in the traditional biographical style of historic figures. The essays are well chosen by Greenberg to focus on the revolt from various diverging perspectives and in different contexts, as such, there is an inevitable element of repetitiveness, but this easily overcome as each essay homes in on its subject matter.

The book is divided into an introduction and three
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Tatiana
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This books is just amazing. It has great details and events during Nat Turner's rebellion. Nat Turner was a unique person during the 1800's. He saw things differently from David Walker. The the first couple of chapters are full of imagery. I just loved this books a lot. I love how they compare and have quotes from famous newspapers during that time. Its full of criticism from people's perspective of Nat Turner. This books was amazing and each chapter covering a certain point of history. I learne ...more
EuGene Byrd
Jul 17, 2008 rated it liked it
Nat Turner, the most famous leader of a slave rebellion. Slaves led 100's of rebellions, which you will never here about. But none caused more fear than Nat Turner.
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