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The Confessions of Nat Turner: The Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Virginia

The Confessions of Nat Turner: The Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Virginia

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The Confessions of Nat Turner: The Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Virginia

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32 pages
36 minutes
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Jul 9, 2013
ISBN:
9781627550208
Format:
Livre

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The Confessions of Nat Turner: The Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Virginia, is a first-hand account of Turner's confessions published by a local lawyer, Thomas Ruffin Gray, in 1831
Sortie:
Jul 9, 2013
ISBN:
9781627550208
Format:
Livre

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Nat Turner was born into slavery in Virginia. In 1831, he led one of the deadliest slave insurrections in American history.


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The Confessions of Nat Turner - Nat Turner

The Confessions of

Nat Turner

©2013 SMK Books

This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race have changed before allowing them to read this classic work.

All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission except for brief quotations for review purposes only.

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Radford VA 24143-3005

ISBN 13: 978-1-62755-020-8

To the Public

The late insurrection in Southampton has greatly excited the public mind, and led to a thousand idle, exaggerated and mischievous reports. It is the first instance in our history of an open rebellion of the slaves, and attended with such atrocious circumstances of cruelty and destruction, as could not fail to leave a deep impression, not only upon the minds of the community where this fearful tragedy was wrought, but throughout every portion of our country, in which this population is to be found. Public curiosity has been on the stretch to understand the origin and progress of this dreadful conspiracy, and the motives which influences its diabolical actors. The insurgent slaves had all been destroyed, or apprehended, tried and executed, (with the exception of the leader,) without revealing any thing at all satisfactory, as to the motives which governed them, or the means by which they expected to accomplish their object. Every thing connected with this sad affair was wrapt in mystery, until Nat Turner, the leader of this ferocious band, whose name has resounded throughout our widely extended empire, was captured. This great Bandit was taken by a single individual, in a cave near the residence of his late owner, on Sunday, the thirtieth of October, without attempting to make the slightest resistance, and on the following day safely lodged in the jail of the County. His captor was Benjamin Phipps, armed with a shot gun well charged. Nat’s only weapon was a small light sword which he immediately surrendered, and begged that his life might be spared. Since his confinement, by permission of the Jailor, I have had ready access to him, and finding that he was willing to make a full and free confession of the origin, progress and consummation of the insurrectory movements of the slaves of which he was the contriver and head; I determined for

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