The Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates
Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

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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.

 

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Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, inc " Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, including "The Approaching Fury; With Malice Toward None: A Lifluding "The Approaching Fury; With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln " and " Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life oe of Abraham Lincoln " and " Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr., " the latter two books winning, rf Martin Luther King, Jr., " the latter two books winning, respectively, the Christopher Award and the Robert F. Kennedyespectively, the Christopher Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award. They have been translated into several Memorial Book Award. They have been translated into several languages.Oates was a consultant and "talking head" in K languages.Oates was a consultant and "talking head" in Ken Burns's "Civil War " series on PBS, and is a recipient ofen Burns's "Civil War " series on PBS, and is a recipient of the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Tab the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Table for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studiele for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies. A teacher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, hes. A teacher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he is now writing the concluding book of the Voices of Storm t is now writing the concluding book of the Voices of Storm trilogy, about the years of Reconstruction, 1865-1877. rilogy, about the years of Reconstruction, 1865-1877.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 208 pages
Genres: History, War, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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