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Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory

by Greenberg, Kenneth S. , Editor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Retail Price: $35.00
Issue: Fall 2003
ISBN: 0195134044

Kenneth S. Greenberg has compiled a collection of essays by twelve scholars covering all aspects of the 1831 Nat Turner slave rebellion. Greenberg and others emphasize how little we know about this 31 year old slave who claimed to be chosen by God to rid the young nation of slavery. In fact, so little is known that even his real name is a mystery. These essays place the importance of this revolt into historical context and examine why it still captures our imagination.

review of Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory, by Greenberg, Kenneth S. , Editor, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2003).