Lectures > Waldo Martin
OUSD Teaching American History Grant, Summer Institute, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California, Wednesday, June 18, 2003

“The Confessions of Nat Turner: Origins and Legacies
Waldo Martin, Department of History
University of California, Berkeley
Waldo Martin link is Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley. Educated at Duke and University of California Berkeley, his publications include: The Mind of Frederick Douglass (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984), "The Making of Black America," in Making America: The Society and Culture of the United States, edited by Luther S. Luedtke (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992), 341-361, Brown v. Board of Education: A Brief History With Documents (NY: Bedford, 1998), and he was co-Editor with Patricia A. Sullivan of, Civil Rights in the United States: An Encyclopedia (NY: Macmillan, 2000). He has also worked as academic advisor for the acclaimed TV series Biography of America sponsored by The Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Readings *

"Remembering Nat Turner" by Sterling Brown (poem)
http://www.belmont.edu/Humanities/literature/Brown/nat.htm

Lesson Plan *

From Nat Turner in the classroom (TAH GRANT, OUSD) - a sample lesson with a focus on historical thinking. Included are references to the following online materials.

  • Nat Turner's Insurrection," by Thomas Wentworth Higginson.  Atlantic Monthly, August 1861, vol 8, no. 46, pp 173- 187. From the Making of America Project, Cornell University.
    http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/moa-cgi?notisid=ABK2934-0008-23

  • The Confessions of Nat Turner (PBS)
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/3h500.html

  • The Confessions of Nat Turner (University of Groningen)
    http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1826-1850/slavery/confesxx.htm

  • Nat Turner's Rebellion by Robert Fay
    http://www.africana.com/research/encarta/tt_271.asp

  • Nat Turner Cleveland Gazette (1884)
    http://dbs.ohiohistory.org/africanam/page.cfm?ID=14427

  • Harriet Ann Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
    http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/JACOBS/hjhome.htm


* Links active as of January 2004