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

Publication Info. New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2016.


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Edition First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description 183 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "The official movie tie-in"--Cover.
Includes a tri-fold page with timeline of the events of Nat Turner's life.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "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.
Subject Turner, Nat, 1800?-1831 -- In motion pictures.
Birth of a nation (Motion picture : 2016)
Southampton Insurrection, 1831, in motion pictures.
Slave insurrections in motion pictures.
African Americans in motion pictures.
Added Author Parker, Nate, 1979- editor.
Favors, Brian, commentator for written text.
Dunbar, Erica Armstrong, commentator for written text.
Berry, Daina Ramey, commentator for written text.
ISBN 1501156586 (hardcover) $24.00
9781501156588 (hardcover) $24.00

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