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Prologue: What’s Past?

Christopher Tomlins

in In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691198668
eISBN:
9780691199870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198668.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter considers what called William Styron's fictive realities into being, and how they were crafted. Styron had written The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967), which represented ... More


Confessions: Of Text and Paratext

Christopher Tomlins

in In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691198668
eISBN:
9780691199870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198668.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes the pamphlet, The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831), written by a white attorney named Thomas Ruffin Gray. The pamphlet “immediately became the standard account” of the event ... 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


(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


Epilogue: Demonic Ambiguities

Christopher Tomlins

in In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691198668
eISBN:
9780691199870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198668.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter conjoins, in one constellation, the three texts from which certain observations have been drawn, and ourselves as readers of texts, and thereby attempt to provide this story ... More


Where it’s at

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the developments in the professional career of Hal Ashby after his first Academy Award for film editing. When Ashby told Norman Jewison that he wanted to become a film director, ... More


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