The Resource Nat Turner : a slave rebellion in history and memory, edited by Kenneth S. Greenberg

Nat Turner : a slave rebellion in history and memory, edited by Kenneth S. Greenberg

Label
Nat Turner : a slave rebellion in history and memory
Title
Nat Turner
Title remainder
a slave rebellion in history and memory
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kenneth S. Greenberg
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 is buried, or even whether Nat Turner was his real name. In Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory, Kenneth S. Greenberg gathers twelve distinguished scholars to offer provocative new insight into the man, his rebellion, and his time, and his place in history. The historians here explore Turner's slave community, discussing the support for his uprising as well as the religious and literary context of his movement. They examine the place of women in his insurrection, and its far-reaching consequences (including an extraordinary 1832 Virginia debate about ridding the state of slavery). Here are discussions of Turner's religious visions--the instructions he received from God to kill all of his white oppressors. Louis Masur places him against the backdrop of the nation's sectional crisis, and Douglas Egerton puts his revolt in the context of rebellions across the Americas. We trace Turner's passage through American memory through fascinating interviews with William Styron on his landmark novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, and with Dr. Alvin Poussaint, one of the'ten black writers'of the 1960s who bitterly attacked Styron's vision of Turner. Finally, we follow Nat Turner into the world of Hollywood. Nat Turner has always been controversial, an emblem of the searing wound of slavery in American life. This book offers a clear-eyed look at one of the best known and least understood figures in our history
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
975.5/552
Index
no index present
LC call number
F232.S7
LC item number
N46 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Nat Turner : a slave rebellion in history and memory, edited by Kenneth S. Greenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Name, face, body / Kenneth S. Greenberg -- The construction of The confessions of Nat Turner / David F. Almendinger, Jr.-- The event / Herbert Aptheker -- Covenant in Jerusalem / Thomas C. Parramore -- Symptoms of liberty and blackhead signposts: David Walker and Nat Turner / Vincent Harding -- A prophet in his own land: support for Nat Turner and his rebellion within Southampton's black community / Patrick H. Breen -- Reading, revelation, and rebellion: the textual communities of Gabriel, Denmark Vesey, and Nat Turner / James Sidbury -- Nat Turner in a hemispheric context / Douglas R. Egerton -- Nat Turner and sectional crisis / Louis P. Masur -- "What happened in this place?": In search of the female slave in the Nat Turner slave insurrection / Mary Kemp Davis -- Styron's choice: a meditation on history, literature, and moral imperatives / Charles Joyner -- Interview with William Styron -- Interview with Alvin F. Poussaint -- Epilogue: Nat Turner in Hollywood / Kenneth S. Greenberg
Control code
ocm70215866
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423784791
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36441855
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70215866
  • ebsco1423784790

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