Stephen B. Oates

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  • The Fires Of Jubilee By Stephen B. Oates

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    The Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates The Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates describes a sad and tragic story about a man named Nat Turner who was born into slavery and his fight to be free. Ironically, his willingness to do anything, even kill, to gain his freedom leads to his own demise. From the title of this book, 'The Fires of Jubilee, '; a reader can truly grasp the concept that there is trouble, chaos, and mayhem brewing in the month of August. This story was not only riveting, but

  • Essay on The Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates

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    The Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates The Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates describes a sad and tragic story about a man named Nat Turner who was born into slavery and his fight to be free. Ironically, his willingness to do anything, even kill, to gain his freedom leads to his own demise. From the title of this book, 'The Fires of Jubilee,'; a reader can truly grasp the concept that there is trouble, chaos, and mayhem brewing in the month of August. This story was not only riveting

  • Essay on Fierce Rebellion by Stephen B. Oates

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    Fierce Rebellion by Stephen B. Oates The book Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion (New York, Ny: Harper Perennial, 1990) by Stephen B. Oates portrays a slave rebellion and uprising in the 1830’s. Oates has written many books on American history and his style of writing makes his books readable and popular. He has become a unique storyteller of his time, in his book he tells of a transformation that changed the city of South Hampton, Virginia forever, an unspeakable action heard

  • Rebellion Against Slavery in Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates

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    start a rebellion against slavery. He said the God had shown him visions and he was the chosen one to stop slavery (Oates, 2009). Nat grew up as a polite man who never do anything wronged to anyone and even became the slave preacher. This made the whites trust him. Joseph Travis saw him as the most behaved black and was even given credit to conduct unsupervised meetings in the church (Oates, 2009); which gave Nat room to explain his desire to revolt as asked for the people who could help him. The message

  • `` Nat Turner 's Fierce Rebellion, By Stephen B. Oates

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    the way we live now. One event that impacted American society during the 19th century was the rebellion led by Nat Turner, which was an attempt to free his fellow African Americans from slavery. In the book, Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion, by Stephen B. Oates, the author narrates the life of Nat Turner by speaking on his early childhood life and how his views of the world led to his rebellion to make an attempt to become a free man. The story of Nat Turner is an inspiring story because he viewed

  • The Fires Of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion by Stephen B. Oates

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    Nat Turner is the most famous and most controversial slave rebel on American history. He was living in the innocent season of his life, in those carefree years before the working age of twelve when a slave boy could romp and run about the plantation with uninhibited glee. Nat in his young years cavorted about the home place as slave children did generally in Virginia. He was first lived in Turner's house, who owned a modest plantationin a remote neighborhood "down county" from Jerusalem. His daytime

  • The Biography Without Bias In Let The Trumpet Sound

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    Although some may attempt to argue that the Stephen Oates was biased towards Martin Luther King Jr., the truth is that within the novel Let the Trumpet Sound, Stephen B. Oates uses an explanatory tone to articulate and clarify every detail about the life and political strategies of MLK Jr. This was done so that the people who read his book will be educated with an unbiased view of one the of the most impactful people in American history. Stephen Oates, through the start of the book, detailed how

  • Abraham Lincoln : The Man Behind The Myths Essay

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    behind the Myths 1. Oates, Stephen B. Abraham Lincoln the Man behind the Myths. New York: Harper & Row, 1984. Print. 2. “Abraham Lincoln the Man behind the Myths” exposes and refutes the myths that have evolved around Abraham Lincoln. Most particularly, the scandalous myths showing how he has been misunderstood and mischaracterized by some authors. Stephen B. Oates strives to help the reader distinguish the “mythological Lincoln” from the “historical Lincoln.” Furthermore, Oates explains how the “mythological

  • The Fires Of Jubilee : Nat Turner 's Fierce Rebellion

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    Oates, Stephen B. The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion. New York: Harper & Row, 1975. Print. The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion written by Stephen B. Oates, is a biography about a slave that lived in America during the 1800’s and the affects the institution of slavery had on him and society. Being a specialist in the nineteenth-century United States history, Oates, was a reputable history professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Oates has composed

  • The Approaching Fury : Voices Of The Storm

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    to the American Civil War; a bloody battle that held great losses for both sides. The two sides fought the Civil War over the growing tension revolving around issues such as expansion and slavery. The Approaching Fury: Voices of the Storm, by Stephen B. Oates is a read that tells the story of the coming of the American Civil War through the viewpoints, of 13 principal players, including Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, and Frederick Douglass. As America continue to progress politically,

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