Higher Education

Nat Turner: Cry Freedom in America: Creators of the American Mind Series, Volume I (Custom), 1st Edition

  • James T. Baker Western Kentucky University
  • ISBN-10: 0534618073  |  ISBN-13: 9780534618070
  • 120 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.50



The second volume in the CREATORS OF THE AMERICAN MIND series, NAT TURNER: CRY FREEDOM IN AMERICA provides both primary and secondary selections that give students specific knowledge of this important individual in American history.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Nat Turner: Man and Symbol.
Part I: Slavery - The South's "Peculiar Institution".
The Memories of Frederick Douglass. The Life of the Slave Nat Turner, as told by Stephen Oates.
Part II: The "Confession" of Nat Turner.
Part III: Immediate Reactions to the Nat Turner Insurrection.
The Southern Press. The Memories of Harriet Jacobs. William Lloyd Garrison's Indictment. Governor John Floyd before the Virginia Legislature. A New Law Concerning Slavery in Virginia.
Part IV: Further Reactions: Escape and Abolitionism.
The Flight of the Crafts. Frederick Douglass as the Bridge. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Eliza.
Part V: Nat Turner in History.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson: 1861. William S. Drewry: 1900. Rayford Logan: 1931.
Part VI: William Styron's Nat Turner: An Old Controversy Renewed in the 1960's.
The Novel: The Confessions of Nat Turner. A White Scholar's Response. A Black Scholar's Response.
Suggested Topics for Essays and Papers.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James T. Baker

Dr. James T. Baker is a graduate of Baylor and Florida State Universities. He holds the title of University Distinguished Professor of History at Western Kentucky University. He has been a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Studies in both Korea and Taiwan, and for twenty years he directed and taught in study-abroad programs for American students in Britain and Ireland. He is now director of the United States Interns to the Canadian Parliament Program in Ottawa. He has published books on figures such as Thomas Merton, Jimmy Carter, Eric Hoffer, Ayn Rand, Brooks Hays, and Studs Terkel. Professor Baker serves as series editor for the Creators of the American Mind series and has contributed earlier volumes on Nat Turner, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.