The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 2
Publication Date: February 2012
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Sparked by an indigo sun, Nat Turner stormed into history with a sword in one hand and a Bible in the other. Thirty years before the advent of the Civil War—in the predawn hours of August 22, 1831, commanding a small army of slaves, Nat Turner led a bloody fight for freedom that shined a national spotlight on slavery and left more than fifty whites dead. In The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 2: The Testimony, as Harriet Beecher Stowe seeks to learn the truth of the man his people called Prophet, Nat Turner shares the faith, triumph, tragedy, and hope of his fight for liberty, brotherhood, and self-determination. For 180 years, the truth of Nat’s story has been tainted. Award-winning author Sharon Ewell Foster reinterprets history to offer a new American story of one man’s struggle for freedom and the redemption of his people. Based on actual trial records, interviews with descendants, official documents, and five years of research, The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 2: The Testimony is a story of the quest for truth and the true meaning of liberty.
Sharon Ewell Foster’s first historical novel, Passing by Samaria, was the NAACP Book of the Year in 2000 and a Christy Award winner. She is the winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Historical Novel Review Editors’ Choice selection, and has earned a place on the Essence bestseller list. The Resurrection of Nat Turner, Part 2, is her tenth novel.