Examples Of Nat Turner Rebellion

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In August of 1831 tensions between slaves and their owners had risen. One such example was slave Nathaniel Turner of Southhampton County, Virginia. He organized a rebellion with other slaves and they all went around killing 55 to 65 slave owners. While some thought he was a hero, he was truly a mad man. Nat was a madman because of the many horrible things that were done during the short rebellion. First of all, he killed entire families. He killed 60 men, women, and children (film). After Nat’s group had killed one of the families they purposely went back just to kill a baby (film). Secondly, he thought that God had shown his visions of things that happen before he was born (Gray). Supporters of the rebellion might argue that Nat believed

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