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Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

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Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
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The creators of the 2003 documentary Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property discuss their film, which analyzes Nat Turner's slave rebellion of 1831 and its aftermath in American memory. The film explores the many interpretations of the event, including William Styron's controversial 1967 Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Confessions of Nat Turner and the deep racial divisions that it exposed. What is the distinction between a freedom fighter and a terrorist? The debate over the meaning of Nat Turner has been at the heart of race relations in the United States for the past 178 years.moreless

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