The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

by Stephen B. Oates
     
 

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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.

Author Biography:
Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books,

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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.

Author Biography:
Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, including The Approaching Fury; With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln and Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the latter two books winning, respectively, the Christopher Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award. They have been translated into several languages.

Oates was a consultant and "talking head" in Ken Burns's Civil War series on PBS, and is a recipient of the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Table for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies. A teacher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he is now writing the concluding book of the Voices of Storm trilogy, about the years of Reconstruction, 1865-1877.

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Editorial Reviews

Fawn Brodie
A much needed correction to historical fantasies. . . Grounded in the facts and excellently documented, this volume is essential for student of slavery and the history of violence in America.
New York Times
"A penetrating reconstruction of the most disturbing and crucial slave uprising in America's history. . . . A vivid and excellent narrative account.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“A penetrating, moving, gripping, eminently successful and readable account of an important event in American history!”
FAWN BRODIE
“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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451623089
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1982
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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