Black Thunder

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Black Thunder

Gabriel's Revolt: Virginia, 1800

By Arna Wendell Bontemps; Arna Bontemps (Editor); Anna Bontemps (Editor)

Beacon Press, Paperback, 9780807063378, 248pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1992

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'Gabriel Prosser's 1800 slave revolt allowed Bontemps to warn of the rebellion that would come of poverty and racial oppression. This metaphor of revolution is at the same time a highly pertinent representation of black masculinity that will reward students of gender, slavery and the sensibilities of the 1930s.'

-Nell Irvin Painter



Praise For Black Thunder

'Gabriel Prosser's 1800 slave revolt allowed Bontemps to warn of the rebellion that would come of poverty and racial oppression. This metaphor of revolution is at the same time a highly pertinent representation of black masculinity that will reward students of gender, slavery and the sensibilities of the 1930s.' -Nell Irvin Painter