On this date in 1831, nat turner and 70 slaves began a two-day uprising in southampton county, virginia turner, a slave preacher, believed that god had chosen him to lead blacks to freedom during the rebellion, turner's master was killed, along with about 60 other whites. Nat turner (oct 2, 1800 - nov 11, 1831) nat turner, who was born into slavery in virginia, became a preacher and said he had been chosen by god to lead. 1 turner was an educated minister as well as a slave turner reportedly told thomas ruffin gray in a jailhouse interview published in the confessions of nat turner that when he was three or.
Of jubilee : nat turner's fierce rebellion the fires of jubilee, is a well written recollection of the slave insurrection led by nathaniel turner it portrays the. Nat turners rebellion slave codes lesson 2 of the slavery and a dividing nation unit: events that led to the civil war this engaging and visually appealing 26-slide powerpoint presentation is easy to understand with content illustrated with charts and pictures. Nat turner (october 2, 1800 - november 11, 1831) was an african-american slave who led a two-day rebellion of slaves and free blacks in southampton county, virginia on august 21, 1831. In southampton county, virginia, nat turner's rebellion became known as nat's fray or old nat's war it's here: the new britannica kids website we've been busy, working hard to bring you new features and an updated design.
Complete this quiz to quickly gauge your understanding of nat turner's rebellion you can print the quiz and use it as a worksheet to refresh your. Definition and summary: nat turner's rebellion, also referred to as the southampton insurrection, was a slave revolt led by their religious leader, nat turner, that started on august 21, 1831 and was quashed within 48 hours nat turner had been joined by about 60 slaves who killed up to 65 white. Nat turner's rebellion (also known as the southampton insurrection) was a slave rebellion that took place in southampton county, virginia, during august 1831  led by nat turner, rebel slaves killed anywhere from 55 to 65 people, the highest number of fatalities caused by any slave uprising in. Nat turner was born on october 2, 1800, in southampton county, virginia, the week before gabriel was hanged while still a young child, nat was overheard describing events that had happened before.
The confessions of nat turner : the leader of the late insurrection in southampton, va, by nat turner, 1800-1831 in our history of an open rebellion of the. Nathanial nat turner (1800-1831) was a black american slave who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion (august 1831) in us history spreading. Nat turner rebellion of 1831 an insurrection by negro slaves in the usa, led by the negro baptist preacher nat turner the rebellion began august 21 in southampton county in. Nat turner's 1831 rebellion struck fear throughout the slaveholding south, which sought to quash his legacy historians are making new discoveries about the enslaved preacher and his rebels in.
The governor had called about three thousand militiamen to put down the rebellion seeing that they were greatly outnumbered, the insurgents disbanded, and many fled into the woods and swamps the whyte militia hunted down and soon captured or killed the men who had participated in the rebellion, except for nat turner. Summary nat turner's name rings through american history with a force all its own leader of the most important slave rebellion on these shores, variously viewed as a murderer of unarmed women and children, an inspired religious leader, a fanatic--this puzzling figure represents all the terriblecomplexities of american slavery. Nat turner's rebellion put an end to the white southern myth that slaves were either contented with their lot or too servile to mount an armed revolt in southampton county black people came to measure time from nat's fray, or old nat's war.
Cultural heritage site of nat turner rebellion address southampton county, va 0 phone city southampton county locality area events start date end date search. Nat turner was an african-american slave preacher in virginia who led the bloodiest slave rebellion in american history on august 21, 1831, turner led a small army that used axes, hatchets. On sunday, 21 august 1831, six enslaved african american men - henry, hank or hercules, nelson, sam, will and jack - met up in the woods, for what is called in the northern states a picnic and in the southern a barbecue they brought a pig and some brandy, which gave the appearance of just.
Nat turner was the leader of a violent slave rebellion in southampton county, virginia, in 1831. During nat turner's rebellion, the rebels avoided giles reese plantation, even though it was in route, likely because nat wanted to keep cherry and the children safe. It was in august of 1831 that nat turner led a rebellion of virginia slaves that left dozens of people dead, including small children the opportunities to assess and reassess turner's. Nat turner rebellion: summary & facts chapter 7 / lesson 18 lesson quiz & worksheet - what was nat turner's rebellion to understand nat turner's rebellion, we need to understand a little.