The Fires of Jubilee

Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

by Stephen B. Oates

On Sale: 09/06/2016

The Fires of Jubilee

Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

by Stephen B. Oates

On Sale: 09/06/2016

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About the Book

The true story behind the new motion picture Birth of a Nation

“A penetrating reconstruction of the most disturbing and crucial slave uprising in America’s history.” —New York Times

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.

Stephen B. Oates, the celebrated biographer of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., presents a gripping and insightful narrative of the rebellion—the complex, gifted, and driven man who led it, the social conditions that produced it, and the legacy it left. A classic now newly reissued to include the text of the original 1831 court document “The Confessions of Nat Turner,” here is the dramatic re-creation of the turbulent period that marked a crucial turning point in America's history.

 

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Critical Praise

“A vivid and excellent narrative account.” - New York Times

“Oates writes in a vivid... fashion constructing a meaningful historical context.” - Library Journal

“A vivid and convincing re-creation of the rebellion’s black and white violence, breathing life into chilling scenes of mayhem, against a background of slave reality and slave-holding mentality.” - Publishers Weekly

“A much needed correction to historical fantasies. ... Grounded in the facts and excellently documented, this volume is essential for students of slavery and of the history of violence in America.” - FAWN BRODIE, author of Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History"

“A penetrating, moving, gripping, eminently successful and readable account of an important event in American history!” - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062656551
  • ISBN 10: 0062656554
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/06/2016
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)

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