The Confessions of Nat Turner by William StyronWINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
In 1831 Nat Turner awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. He is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of that peculiar institution. William Styrons ambitious and stunningly accomplished novel is Turners confession, made to his jailers under the duress of his God. Encompasses the betrayals, cruelties and humiliations that made up slavery - and that still sear the collective psyches of both races.
His grandmother was said to be transported from Ghana when she was 13 years old. She was known as Old Bridget. His complete name was Nathaniel Turner. He claimed to have been divinely chosen to lead the rebellion. The launch of the rebellion was said to be triggered by an eruption of Mount St.
Spreading terror throughout the white South, his action set off a new wave of oppressive legislation prohibiting the education, movement, and assembly of slaves and stiffened proslavery, antiabolitionist convictions that persisted in that region until the American Civil War — He was born on the Virginia plantation of Benjamin Turner, who allowed him to be instructed in reading, writing, and religion.
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1. Turner was an educated minister as well as a slave.
Nat Turner October 2, to November 11, was a slave who became a preacher and made history as the leader of one of the bloodiest slave revolts in America on August 21, , He specializes in Russian and Ukrainian History.
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Toggle navigation. His mother was also a slave to Benjamin Turner. It is believed that Nat's father escaped from slavery when Nat was very young but nothing else is known of him. Despite being a slave Nat learned to read and write and was considered to be an intelligent person. He was also very religious and spent a lot of time studying the bible.