Delve into Nat Turner'e role in American history as Confessions of Nat Turner walks you through not only his impact on slavery in this country, but what contributed to the slaves themselves successfully rebelling.
Kenneth S. Greenberg is chair of the history department at Suffolk University. His research focuses on slavery and the master class of the Old South. He is the author of Masters and Statesmen: The Political Culture of American Slavery (1985) and the forthcoming Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianisms, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting and Gambling in the Old South. Greenberg has been a fellow at the Charles Warren Center and a fellow in law and history at Harvard University.
Foreword Preface List of Illustrations
PART ONE: Introduction The Confessions of Nat Turner: Text and Context
PART TWO: The Confessions of Nat Turner
PART THREE: Related Documents 1. The Richmond Compiler, August 24, 1831 2. The Constitutional Whig, August 29, 1831 3. The Richmond Enquirer, August 30, 1831 4. The Liberator, September 3, 1831 5. The Constitutional Whig, September 3, 1831 6. The Richmond Enquirer, September 20, 1831 7. The Constitutional Whig, September 26, 1831 8. The Norfolk Herald, November 4, 1831 9. The Norfolk Herald, November 14, 1831 10. Excerpts from the Court Records of Southampton County, 1831 11. Nat Turner's Trial Record, Excerpt from the Court Records of Southampton County, 1831 12. Excerpts from the Diary of Virginia Governor John Floyd, 1831-1832 13. Letter from Virginia Governor John Floyd to South Carolina Governor James Hamilton, Jr., November 19, 1831 14. Thomas R. Dew, "Abolition of Negro Slavery," September and December, 1832 15. David Walker, Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World, 1830
APPENDIXES A Nat Turner Chronology (1800-1832) Questions for Consideration Selected Bibliography Index
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