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The Confessions of Nat Turner
The Confessions of Nat Turner
Author: William Styron
Turner's Rebellion took place in the long hot summer of 1831, in the state of Virginia. When it was over, 59 white people were dead; the insurgents were rounded up and either hanged or worse; and Nat Turner, a preacher, confessed to his part in the only effective revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery. — In his introduction of this Pulitz...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780099285564
ISBN-10: 0099285568
Publication Date: 7/1/2004
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Publisher: Vintage UK
Book Type: Paperback
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What an unsung classic! Despite its having won the Pulitzer in its day, this is not a title that folks recognize instantly. My book group chose it for a topical read during Black History month--February--and I thought it was amazing. That it was written by a white man, 150 years after the fact, was even more so. It is a balanced, indicting look at the conditions of slavery preceding the War Between the States and subtly but unmistakably points the finger right where it belongs.
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