This exhibition features materials from the American Antiquarian Society and The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Curation was a collaboration among Brenna Bychowski (AAS cataloger, North American Imprints Program), Sylviane A. Diouf (director of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center), Molly O’Hagan Hardy (AAS digital humanities director), and Alicia Murphy (AAS assistant cataloger).

Works Cited and Consulted

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Breen, Patrick H. The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Burnett, Charles. Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property. San Francisco: California Newsreel, 2003. Film, 58 min.

Greenberg, Kenneth S. “The Confessions of Nat Turner: Text and Context.” In The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents. Boston: Bedford St. Martin’s, 1996.  

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Mazzaferro, Alexander. “‘A Nat Turner in Every Family’: Exemplarity and Exceptionality in the Print Culture of Slave Insurrection.” At the  Early American Material Texts at McNeil Center and the Library Company of Philadelphia Seminar. Philadelphia, 2016.

Roth, Sarah N. “Nat Turner Project.” Primary Sources Collection. Nat Turner Project. June 13, 2016. http://www.natturnerproject.org/

Sieving, Christopher, “The Concessions of Nat Turner.” Velvet Light Trap 61 (Spring 2008): 38-50.

Styron, William. Afterword. The Confessions of Nat Turner. New York: Vintage, 1993.

Sundquist, Eric. To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1993. 

Tomlins, Christopher. “Looking for Law in ‘The Confessions of Nat Turner.’” Rochester: Social Science Research Network, April 2, 2016. http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2760657.

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Tanenhaus, Sam, “The Literary Battle for Nat Turner’s Legacy.” Vanity Fair, September 2016. From William Styron’s papers at Duke University. October 1, 2016. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/08/the-literary-battle-for-nat-turners-legacy