The Resurrection Of Nat Turner, Part 2: The Testimony: A Novel
Publish Date: 2012-02-07
Author: Sharon Ewell Foster
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The sequel to The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part I: The Witnesses shows the story of Nat Turner through his own eyes, from growing up a slave through his violent uprising and death.
In the predawn hours of August 22, 1831, slave Nat Turner stormed into history with a Bible in one hand and a sword in the other. Leading a small army of fellow slaves in an uprising that left more than fifty whites dead, Turner became a tragic hero and a lightning rod for abolitionists. His rebellion put Virginia in the national spotlight and tore a nations trust.
In Part I: The Witnesses, Harriet Beecher Stowe encounters a mysterious runaway slave who recounts stories of people who knew Nat Turner, both friends and enemies. In their words are the truth of the mystery and conspiracy of Turners life, death, and confession. Part 2: The Testimony, relates the whole storyfrom Turners early slave years with his Ethiopian-born mother through the uprising, his trial, and hangingfrom Nats perspective. Its a story full of greed and betrayal, faith and courage, villains and heroes.