Describe Nat Turners visions as the Confessions preserves them. How does he interpret them? 2) What are some of the issues that historians encounter in using the Confessions as an historical source? Why can historians not take the Confessions at face value? 3) How does religion play into Nat Turners rebellion? How do Virginians react to Nat Turners Revolt, and how does it affect the emancipation debate in Richmond? 4) In your opinion, was Nat Turner a prophet? Explain your answer. Note: Do not use William Styrons novel The Confessions of Nat Turner. It is a work of fiction.
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