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Lee CollegeThe Fires of Jubilee:Nat Turner’s Rebellion Taylor HollowayU.S. History 1301Professor Jonathan Mealer6 November 2018Oates, Stephen B. The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion. HarperPerennial, 2016.The Fires of Jubilee is a well-written account of the Virginia slave rebellion and Antebellum South, all written from a slave’s point of view. The Virginia slave rebellion was lead
Holloway 1by a slave named Nat Turner, it is considered to be one of the most violent and bloodiest known slave rebellions in Virginia at that time. Many individuals within the book question Nat’s reasoning behind all of this violence, even though he claims that the reasoning is that he has had visions from God. In order to completely figure out his reasoning, one must take a look at the big picture. This ranges from Nat Turner’s life before the rebellion, the rebellion itself, the aftermath of the rebellion, and the elements of this rebellion that have caused this topic to hold the attention of many even in this current day and age.Nat Turner was born on October 2, 1800, and he was even at a young age left a lasting impression on people. Many individuals believed that he was different than the other slaves around him- that he was special. Nat Turner helped this suspicion along by accomplishing the extraordinary feat of being highly literate. Nat was able to read many passages aloud from the bible, however, his literacy was remarkable in itself. At this time slaves that knew how to read

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