Nat Turner (Fall 2005) Award-winning artist-writer Kyle Baker ( King David ) uses the revolutionary slave's own words from an almost 200-year-old confession and produces startlingly iconographic images of… Historical Fiction Nonfiction Kyle Baker Publishing
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Nat Turner (Fall 2005)

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A-

Details Writer: Kyle Baker; Genres: Historical Fiction, Nonfiction; Publisher: Kyle Baker Publishing

Award-winning artist-writer Kyle Baker (King David) uses the revolutionary slave's own words from an almost 200-year-old confession and produces startlingly iconographic images of the evils of slavery, including the infamous Middle Passage, in Nat Turner. The first of Baker's four-part series follows Turner's mother from her idyllic African village to the feces- and corpse-littered slave ship and onto the block. It's a hauntingly beautiful historical spotlight.

Originally posted Sep 16, 2005 Published in issue #841 Sep 23, 2005 Order article reprints