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The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.
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The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.

Nat Turner and Thomas R. Gray

Abstract

Perhaps no other moment in history crystallized the fears of slave owners in the South like the August 21–22, 1831, slave insurrection led by Nat Turner in Southampton, Virginia. This book details Turner's life and the events surrounding that armed revolt, which left more than fifty men, women, and children dead and which culminated in Turner's execution. Interviewed by Thomas R. Gray while in prison for his crimes, Turner begins his story with his earliest childhood memories, and the subsequent narrative leads the reader through his decision, formed over years in slavery, to strike for freedo ... More

Keywords: slave owners, slave insurrection, armed revolt, Nat Turner, Southampton, Virginia, execution, Thomas R. Gray, religious conversion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807869451
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869468_turner

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nat Turner, author

Thomas R. Gray, editor