Summary Of Nat Turner's Rebellion

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Nat Turner, a Virginia slave preacher, a man thought to be too smart to just be a slave. A man praised for his intelligence and extraordinary imagination. A man that claimed and believed he was chosen by God to lead the African Americans from bondage. “ Believing in signs and hearing divine voices, Turner was convinced by an eclipse of the sun that the time to come up had rise up.” Nat Turner's Rebellion, one of the most famous slave insurrection in American history. To this day this event is still very controversial and many question are yet to be answered. Stephan B. Oates, author of The Fires of Jubilee, wrote this story to transport readers back to Nats time so they'd get a glimpse of the world of slavery through his eyes. I believe that…show more content…
We are all human beings whether we’re black or white. We all think very differently because we all come from different places and we are raised differently. We all go through struggles in our life that makes us think a certain way and have our own opinion over this subject. It’s all ideological. For example, after Nat Turner’s rebellious act against the whites many still thought that slavery should be abolished. Even though they saw Turner’s actions as pure evil they still wanted to get rid of such an immoral violent system as slavery. Not only because it was immoral but because it also brought up the chances that slaves could only put up with so much of it until they would seek for vengeance. I don’t believe Stephan B. Oates was trying to perpetuate a racial divide in the legacy of Nat Turner at all. What he was trying to do by writing the book The Fires of Jubilee was to accurately tell how the events occurred. He wanted the audience to feel as though they were there living in a body of a slave so they could understand what it was to be a one. “ They might appreciate Nat for the complex, paradoxical figure he was, a man capable of love and hatred, doubt and thundering visions, sensitivity and messianic rage,” said Oates. He also tried to convey how the insurrection affected the
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