Welcome to #USIH2020 in 2021, all! We continue our series on "Revolution and Reform." Stay tuned to #USIH2020 on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates.
Nat Turner is known to U.S. history as a Virginia slave who led a bloody rebellion that resulted in the death of fifty-five whites, mostly women and children. Beyond that, he is famous for being well-nigh unknowable. To the historian and Turner devoté Kenneth Greenberg, Nat Turner is “the most famous, least-known person in American history.” In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History attempts to retrieve Turner and his way of thinking. This roundtable will assess whether the attempt has succeeded.
Join a diverse group of scholars in discussion! Panelists include Kunal Parker (University of Miami Law School), Manisha Sinha (University of Connecticut), Chad Williams (Brandeis University), and Christopher Tomlins (University of California Berkeley).