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Rumors and Insurrection

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the immediate reaction of upper South whites to the publication of David Walker's Appeal and Nat Turner's slave revolt in Virginia. The deep fear and persistent anxiety that the ... More


Hybrid Messiahs

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

New World populations call into question all definitions of identity that rest on clear oppositions between those recognizably like and those unlike a predefined European self. Though the New World ... More


“Negroes, and Blood, and Horror”: William styron, Existential Freedom, and The Confessions of Nat Turner

Jonathan W. Gray

in Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036491
eISBN:
9781621030539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036491.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the controversy that resulted from a response to William Styron’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Confessions of Nat Turner. In 1968, Beacon Press published William Styron’s ... More


Drawing the Unspeakable: Kyle Baker’s Slave Narrative

Conseula Francis

in Comics and the U.S. South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Nat Turner, a comic book written by Kyle Baker, is about the life of African American slave Nat Turner and his infamous 1831 slave insurrection in Southampton County, Virginia. Aside from its ... More


John Brown and Nat. Turner

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0023
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the editorials, “John Brown” and “Nat. Turner”, Fortune's side of a debate with Frederick Douglass Jr. over the need for African Americans to erect a monument in honor of John ... More


Eating Nat Turner

Vincent Woodard

in The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the black radical movement of the 1960s to further illuminate the myriad social, spiritual, political, and moral implications of white hunger for and consumption of the black ... More


Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (2003)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Very little is known about Nat Turner, the leader of the most famous slave revolt in American history. As Burnett’s experimental film shows, however, Turner was, in life, the property of slave ... More


The Upper South Debates Slavery and Colonization

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the upper South's political and policy response to the Turner insurrection. In the pensive months following Nat Turner's rebellion, Virginia formally reconsidered its official ... More


Hard Lessons in Hollywood Civics: Managing the Crisis of the Liberal Consensus

Joshua Glick

in Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520293700
eISBN:
9780520966918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293700.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As Wolper Productions continued to make documentaries and experiment with fiction, the studio provided a professional entry point for promising talent and off-and-on employment for filmmakers ... More


The spiritual challenge of nat turner, 1831 – 1835

Charles F. Irons

in The Origins of Proslavery Christianity: White and Black Evangelicals in Colonial and Antebellum Virginia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831946
eISBN:
9781469604640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888896_irons.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how a group of black revolutionaries led by Nat Turner began their campaign at a time when the county's white population was particularly vulnerable. The black revolutionaries ... More


Looking for Law in The Confessions of Nat Turner

Christopher Tomlins

in Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places: Justice Beyond and Between

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283712
eISBN:
9780823286164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283712.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

From Harriet Beecher Stowe to William Styron and Sharon Ewell Foster, from Kyle Baker to Nate Parker and others, American popular culture has found Nat Turner endlessly fascinating. The fascination ... More


“Utmost Freedom of Imagination”: William Styron 1967

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Novelist William Styron had long thought about blurring the line between fact and fiction by writing about a black slave named Nat Turner, who had led a rebellion in the nineteenth-century South. By ... More


The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.

Nat Turner

Thomas R. Gray (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869451
eISBN:
9781469602813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869468_turner
Subject:
History, African-American History

Perhaps no other moment in history crystallized the fears of slave owners in the South like the August 21–22, 1831, slave insurrection led by Nat Turner in Southampton, Virginia. This book details ... More


Fugitive Slave Narratives and Atlantic Conspiracies

Gretchen J. Woertendyke

in Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190212278
eISBN:
9780190212292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212278.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter traces the influence of the Haitian Revolution throughout the long nineteenth century on fugitive slave narratives and the development of the gothic romance in the nineteenth century. By ... More


Merely Rhetorical: Virtual Democracy in William Wells Brown's Clotel

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter illustrates how Brown's understanding of the oratorical forms of rhetoric including addresses, debates, and speeches depends upon recognizing how he distinguishes “rhetoric proper” from ... More


(W)Riting The Work and Working the Rites

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

Taking its title from the preface to William Styron’s controversial 1970s novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sherley Anne Williams’s “Meditations on History” problematizes the relation of literary ... More


Racial Violence, Racial Capitalism, and Reading Revolution: Harriet Jacobs, John Jones, Kerry James Marshall, and Kyle Baker

Janet Neary

in Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Meditating on the continued racial speculation on black bodies in our contemporary moment, the epilogue brings the link between racial violence, capitalism, and evidentiary epistemology into sharper ... More


The Child in and as the Comics

Michael A. Chaney

in Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810250
eISBN:
9781496810298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810250.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter focuses on one of the comics' most prevalent masks—the child, considered the default face of American comics. The child or youth is an emblem of the comics and an archetype of its ... More


[Page 3] To the Public.

Nat Turner

in The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869451
eISBN:
9781469602813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807869451.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This part of the book publishes Thomas R. Gray's statement to the public about the confessions of Nat Turner that follow.


Embracing “the Oppressor as Well as the Oppressed”: Quaker Antislavery before 1830

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 4 explores northern Virginia Friends' antislavery efforts before 1830 and the reasons they adopted deferential and gradualist tactics, including colonization. Friends condemned slavery ... More


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