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The Resource The land shall be deluged in blood : a new history of the Nat Turner Revolt, Patrick H. Breen

The land shall be deluged in blood : a new history of the Nat Turner Revolt, Patrick H. Breen

Label
The land shall be deluged in blood : a new history of the Nat Turner Revolt
Title
The land shall be deluged in blood
Title remainder
a new history of the Nat Turner Revolt
Statement of responsibility
Patrick H. Breen
Title variation
  • New history of the Nat Turner Revolt
  • Nat Turner Revolt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On the evening of August 21, 1831, Nat Turner and six men launched their infamous rebellion against slaveholders. The rebels swept through Southampton County, Virginia, recruiting slaves to their ranks and killing nearly five dozen whites--more than had ever been killed in any slave revolt in American history. Although a hastily assembled group of whites soon suppressed the violence, its repercussions had far-reaching consequences. In The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood, Patrick H. Breen uses the dramatic events in Southampton to explore the terrible choices faced by members of the local black community as they considered joining the rebels, a choice that would likely cost them their lives, supporting their masters, or somehow avoiding taking sides. Combining fast-paced narrative with rigorous analysis, Breen shows how, as whites regained control, slaveholders created an account of the revolt that saved their slaves from white retribution, the most dangerous threat facing the slaveholders' human property. By probing the stories slaveholders told that allowed them to get non-slaveholders to protect slave property, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood reveals something surprising about both the fragility and power of slavery." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Breen, Patrick H
Dewey number
  • 975.5/55203092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F232.S7
LC item number
B74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turner, Nat
  • Southampton Insurrection, 1831
  • Turner, Nat
  • Southampton Insurrection (1831)
Label
The land shall be deluged in blood : a new history of the Nat Turner Revolt, Patrick H. Breen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Signs -- The first blood -- To Jerusalem -- Where are the facts? -- The coolest and most judicious among us -- Long and elaborate arguments -- Willing to suffer the fate that awaits me -- Communion
Control code
ocn892895344
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 294 pages
Isbn
9780199828005
Lccn
2015042315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
The land shall be deluged in blood : a new history of the Nat Turner Revolt, Patrick H. Breen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Signs -- The first blood -- To Jerusalem -- Where are the facts? -- The coolest and most judicious among us -- Long and elaborate arguments -- Willing to suffer the fate that awaits me -- Communion
Control code
ocn892895344
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 294 pages
Isbn
9780199828005
Lccn
2015042315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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