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Surname 1 Student’s Name: Instructor’s Name: Class Name: Date when Due: Fires of Jubilee Book Review The book "Fires of Jubilee" was authored by Stephen B. Oates in 2016. The book develops on a straight account of Nat Turner. It is based to establish on the personal surroundings of Turner. The setting of the book is in the backdrop of Virginia, where the backdrop water is brought out to have taken place. The plot of the book indicates Turner, a slave that develops an uprising against the white masters. Nat Turner's contribution to the era of slavery is regarded with the development of uprising, which pushed the whites to end the racial discrimination and oppression of the African-Americans in the American society. The major thematic concern of the book is the liberation of African-American slaves from their White masters that promoted issues of oppression, brutality, and violation. The author of the book establishes the setting of the story Southampton, Virginia, that is exposed to slave labor in the plantations and racial segregation in settlement (Briley 361). Slaves in the region are owned by masters that have developed claims that they have not deprived their servant's rights as they have opportunities to attend church services. Slave masters in the region exposed their counterparts to leniency as compared to the brutality and cruelty associated with the Southern part of the US. Moreover, the state of Virginia had not experienced issues of slave rebellions; hence, the masters failed to believe in the rise of the rebellions in the region attached to the slavery activities. The books develop a change in perception among slaves with the birth of Nat Turner. Slaves in the region were satisfied and
Surname 2 were born to believe that they were destined to become slaves. Nat's exceptional attributes and features, such as leadership qualities and brilliance, help to expound on his later actions to cause a slave uprising. White masters, therefore, seemed destined to increase slavery as a result of its economic benefits and the Christian beliefs and sects used that encouraged slaves to suffer as there was better life after their deaths. White masters also treated slaves in the region with kindness. The perceptions changed with the birth of Turner, who was sold by Benjamin Turner to Joseph Travis. The constant discovery of the Christian teachings exposed Turner to develop a

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