The Fires of Jubilee
Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
ISBN10: 0060916702 ISBN13: 9780060916701 Publisher: Perennial Published: Apr 1 1990 Weight: 0.35lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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.
Stephen B. Oates, the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., presents a gripping and insightful account of the rebellion the complex, gifted, and driven man who led it, the social conditions that produced it, and the legacy it left. A classic now newly reissued for the first time in more than twenty years, here is the dramatic re-creation of the turbulent period that marked a crucial turning point in America's history."