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The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 1: The Witnesses (Library Edition)

Oasis Audio

9781609813369

The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 1: The Witnesses (Library Edition) :  A Novel

   
Author: Sharon Ewell Foster 

The truth has been buried more than one hundred years . . . Leading a small army of slaves, Nat Turner was a man born with a mission: to set the captives free. When words failed, he ignited an uprising that left over fifty whites dead. In the predawn hours of August 22, 1831, Nat Turner stormed into history with a Bible in one hand, brandishing a sword in the other. His rebellion shined a national spotlight on slavery and the state of Virginia and divided a nation's trust. Turner himself became a lightning rod for abolitionists like Harriet Beecher Stowe and a terror and secret shame for slave owners. In The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 1: The Witnesses, Nat Turner's story is revealed through the eyes and minds of slaves and masters, friends and foes. In their words is the truth of the mystery and conspiracy of Nat Turner's life, death, and confession. The Resurrection of Nat Turner spans more than sixty years, sweeping from the majestic highlands of Ethiopia to the towns of Cross Keys and Jerusalem in Southampton County. Using extensive research, Sharon Ewell Foster breaks hallowed ground in this epic novel, revealing long-buried secrets about this tragic hero.

Review:   
"Harriet Beecher Stowe hears the story of the insurrection that led to the execution of Nat Turner. Author Sharon Ewell Foster uses this as a starting point for considering the thoughts and feelings of the people involved: the rebelling slaves, the slaveholders, the authorities, and Nat Turner’s mother. John McLain's narration is gentle as he relates the simple joys of liberation: sleeping on a bed or eating a meal that isn't scraps. His tone shifts to one of harshness as he delivers the angry words and thoughts of the slaveholders who testify at Turner’s trial. Often profane and at times gruesome as it addresses violence, Foster's story is an intense literary experience." 
J.A.S. - 2012 Audies Finalist -© AudioFile Portland, Maine

Publisher: Oasis Audio 
ISBN: 9781609813369
Publication Date: 20110802
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Subject: FIC042030-FICTION / Christian / Historical,FIC049040-FICTION / African American / Historical,FIC000000-FICTION / General,FIC014000-FICTION / Historical

About The Author:

Sharon Ewell Foster is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author, speaker, and teacher. She is the author of Passing by Samaria, the first successful work of Christian fiction by an African American author, and six other works of fiction. Sharon is a Christy Award-winning author whose books have earned her a loyal following that crosses market, gender, and racial boundaries. She regularly receives starred book reviews—which is a rarity among writers—and is winner of the Christy Award, the Gold Pen Award, Best of Borders, and several reviewers’ choice awards.





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