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The birth of a nation : Nat Turner and the making of the movement / edited by Nate Parker.

New York : 37 INK Atria, 2016.
1 sound file : digital
Summary note:
"This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring Turner's relevance to contemporary dialogues on race relations. Based on astounding events in American history, The Birth of a Nation is the epic story of one man championing the spirit of resistance as he leads a rough-and-tumble group into a revolt against injustice and slavery. Breathing new life into a story that has been rife with controversy and prejudice for over two centuries, the film follows the rise of the visionary Virginian slave, Nat Turner. Hired out by his owner to preach to and placate slaves on drought-plagued plantations, Turner eventually transforms into an inspired, impassioned, and fierce anti-slavery leader. Beautifully illustrated with stills from the movie and original illustrations, the book also features an essay by writer/director, Nate Parker, contributions by members of the cast and crew, and commentary by educator Brian Favors and historians Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Daina Ramey Berry who place Nat Turner and the rebellion he led into historical context. The Birth of a Nation reframes the way we think about slavery and resistance as it explores the passion, determination, and faith that inspired Nat Turner to sacrifice everything for freedom."-- Provided by publisher.
Electronic audio file.
Reproduction note:
Electronic reproduction. New York Simon & Schuster Audio 2016 Available via World Wide Web.
Read by Nate Parker.
The birth of a movement. My journey with Nat Turner / by Nate Parker -- A history of resistance. The unbroken chain of enslaved African resistance and rebellion / by Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Daina Ramey Berry -- An illustrated time line of American slave revolts / by Ruramai Musekiwa -- An illustrated time line of the life of Nat Turner / by Ruramai Musekiwa -- Further exploring the narrative. Slavery and (in)justice during the Nat Turner Rebellion: history and legacy of the "rule of law" in America / by Alfred L. Brophy -- Nat Turner at the crossroads: African iconography and cosmologies in the Birth of a nation / by Kelley Fanto Deetz -- The film. A collection of stills/ sketches/production -- The crew reflects / edited by Dominic Patten -- Commentary from the cast / edited by Briana Rodriguez -- Nat Turner matters. Why Nat Turner matters: the importance of history in contemporary consciousness / by Brian Favors.
9781508230267 (electronic audio bk.)
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