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The Confessions of Nat Turner
The Confessions of Nat Turner
Author: William Styron
In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery... — The revolt was led by a remarkable Negro preacher named Nat Turner, an educated slave who felt himself divinely ordained to annihilate all the white people in the region. — The...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451070043
ISBN-10: 0451070046
Publication Date: 4/20/1976
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Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Mass Market 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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