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Excerpt: Direct Democracy: Collective Power, the Swarm, and the Literatures of the Americas

The recent film The Birth of a Nation is once again attracting attention to the story of Nat Turner and the 1831 rebellion against slavery in Southampton County, Virginia. The following is an excerpt from Scott Henkel’s forthcoming book, Direct Democracy: Collective Power, the Swarm, and the Literatures of the Americas, available this spring from UPM In the first decades of the nineteenth

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