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The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion Free download ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç 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 aIntensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil Wa. Oates goes on a tour of Southampton County in an effort to recapture the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831 There are several things I liked about the book I liked that the book wasn't overly long or detailed which made it a good book to read for my history class I was drawn to efforts that Oates went through to supply the reader with the NorthSouth and StateFederal politics of the time which really amplified the effects of the small and otherwise unsuccessful act I found Oates reflections on the present day sout to be especially believableI have to admit that I was particularly shocked with the barbarity relayed in the slaughter of the slavemasters but in no way did I feel that the author was attempting to sway his audience The bottomline was that slavery was a losing prospect for both whites and blacks an institution of which all are negatively impacted today

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The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals tha. The Fires of Jubilee is an easy to read but rather unsatisfactory account of the extraordinary slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 While the author is clearly attempting to be objective he nonetheless suffers from all the usual blind spots and prejudices you'd expect from a liberal academic historian For all his faults Oates is honest within his own limitations but then 'honesty' within such limitations simply isn't good enough For example this is Oates providing an account of his trip with his wife Ruth to the site of the Nat Turner's slave rebellion a dark blue sedan bore down on us and the dread rose in us again It turned out to be two blacks who forced us to pull over Though I did not want to I got out of the car and went over to talk The woman was glowering This was black property Evidently her family had lived in the area a long time and that was their tractor and plows up at the Vaughn house; and I guess they thought that I a white boy had come here to syphon gas or steal something else I explained that I was a writer down here doing a book on Nat Turner and had simply wanted to have a look at the old Vaughan place You doin' a book on Nat Turner The woman asked And her hostility subsided into ordinary suspicion She checked out my car plates asked me a few uestions and then relaxed a little She knew about Nat Turner a lot about him Her mother had a magazine down at the house with an article pictures on the rebellion She said I could come to the house and see the magazine if I wanted But I was too shaken to go made some wretched excuse said good bye 'Jesus' Ruth sighed 'Let's go back to the motel' All of which makes me think the white liberal is four parts bullshit to one part hesitation and vice versa Two stars because the book is properly researched but I'm being very generous here

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The Fires of Jubilee Nat Turner's Fierce RebellionT followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master and. There are uite a few redeeming ualities of this book Its well written and provides a good primer on Nat Turner's insurrection in Southhampton County VA Its fairly even handed and Oates took care to not glorify violence even in the name of liberation His moral ambivalence is a strength in many waysThe distracting elements of the book are Oates' patronizing tone towards rural southerners he encountered both black and white as well as the allegations of plagiarism regarding later works made against Oates by respected historians