Nat Turner before the Bar of Judgment: Fictional Treatments of the Southampton Slave Insurrection
Leonard, Angela M., The Journal of Southern History
Nat Turner Before the Bar of Judgment: Fictional Treatments of the Southampton Slave Insurrection. By Mary Kemp Davis. Southern Literary Studies. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999. Pp. xvi, 298. $30.00, ISBN 0-8071-2249-1.)
Not since Albert Stone's study, The Return of Nat Turner (Athens, Ga., 1992), has any scholar closely analyzed multiple treatments of Nat Turner histories. Mary Kemp Davis breaks the silence and covers four nineteenth-century novels and two from the twentieth century. Her methodology attends to successful narrative strategies and literary conventions in each novel to make the case that the ghost of Turner is indicted and retried "before the …
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Publication information: Article title: Nat Turner before the Bar of Judgment: Fictional Treatments of the Southampton Slave Insurrection. Contributors: Leonard, Angela M. - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Southern History. Volume: 66. Issue: 3 Publication date: August 2000. Page number: 620. © 2009 Southern Historical Association. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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