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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


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


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


In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History

Christopher Tomlins

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691198668
eISBN:
9780691199870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198668.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1831 Virginia, Nat Turner led a band of Southampton County slaves in a rebellion that killed fifty-five whites, mostly women and children. After more than two months in hiding, Turner was ... More


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