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“Nat Turner” Professor Kyle Barker in his book “Nat Turner,” illustrates the reader with a variety of images, in which he depicts Nat’s biography. From the moment his mother was taken from Africa to be a slave in America, to one of the most sustained rebellions in America’s history that Turner led in Southampton, Virginia, and his death. The book was carefully separated in eight parts, keeping in this way the proper narrative through vivid images that shows the horror and disgusting ways, in which slaves were treated, from the moment they were captured in Africa and their living here in America in times of slavery. To write his book Baker was engulfed by a big curiosity of who was this black slave? And how important he was to American’s history? But, yet in the books of history just few lines were dedicated to this person. All these books mentioned was that Nat Turner has led a slave rebellion in 1831, and massacring an approximated of 60 whites including women and children. As well Baker found out that many important American history’s figures such as Malcolm X, Frederic Douglas, and Harriet Tubman cite Nat Turner as an inspiration. In the book introduction, the author made some remarks about Turner’s leadership; he mentioned that slaves had not fallowed Turner because of his physical strength or greatest fighting skills, instead Turner used to recounted events that had happen and occurred before he was borne, but for surprise of them, it was not way that Turner could know about this happenings, in other words they believe that Nat was spiritually gifted, a sort of messiah.

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