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The Fires of Jubilee

An Invitation to Enlarge Our Moral Universe

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        StatementSignet
        PublishersSignet
        Classifications
        LC ClassificationsSeptember 1, 1982
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 115 p. :
        Number of Pages84
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 100451627474
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Most importantly, he was, as some considered, blessed with divine gifts and was tormented with possessing such power and yet still a slave: ".

Fires of Jubilee

On Saturday, August 13, 1831, there occurred some sort of atmospheric disturbance that dimmed the sun and produced a visible black spot on its surface. the local pulpit taught us that God approved it. not to mention acts of vigilantes throughout Virginia and North Carolina against blacks thought to be involved in the Turner conspiracy.

It was led by a slave-turned-mystic named Nat Turner, who claimed to have received his orders from God.

The Fires Of Jubilee by Oates, Stephen B

But no church could ever scare them into wholesale emancipation, into unleashing all the hundreds of thousands of slaves in Dixie, because in Southern white minds that would bring about social chaos and racial catastrophe.

At the age of twenty-five, Nat conceived an idea that God sent him a sign, which was a solar eclipse that initiated Oates keeps the story and name Nat Turner alive, almost 200 hundred years later. However, one specific narrative by Olaudah Equiano gives phenomenal insight into how his own The Fires of Jubilee was affected by slavery and his story was one of the most influential in the antislavery movement. Oates does a brilliant job showing the effects of plantation slavery on 1800 Southern Society.

In the early morning hours of August 22, 1831, a band of slave insurgents, led by a black mystic called Nat Turner, burst out of the forests with guns and axes, plunging southeastern Virginia—and much of the rest of the South—into convulsions of fear and racial violence. By all standards, he was literate, intelligent and presented himself as a decent and trustworth The inclusion of 'Fierce' in the subtitle was no accident.

The more distracting elements of The Fires of Jubilee book are Oates' patronizing tone towards rural southerners he encountered, both black and white, as well as the allegations of plagiarism regarding later wor There are quite a few redeeming qualities of this book.