Research Paper On Nat Turner Rebellion

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Nat Turner was the leader of a violent slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. Some people believe that Turner was a leader and a hero while some people think that he was a villain who got many people killed. “I had a vision - and I saw white spirits and black spirits engaged in battle, and the sun was darkened - the thunder rolled in the Heavens, and blood flowed in streams - and I heard a voice saying, 'Such is your luck, such are you called to see, and let it come rough or smooth, you must surely bear it.” Turner thought that he had a vision and he had to get justice for all the slaves that worked hard for the slave owners. Nat Turner was an important figure in american history because he led the only sustained slave …show more content…

Some people believe that Turner was a leader and a hero while some people think that he was a villain who got many people killed. “I had a vision - and I saw white spirits and black spirits engaged in battle, and the sun was darkened - the thunder rolled in the Heavens, and blood flowed in streams - and I heard a voice saying, 'Such is your luck, such are you called to see, and let it come rough or smooth, you must surely bear it.” Turner thought that he had a vision and he had to get justice for all the slaves that worked hard for the slave owners. Nat Turner was an important figure in american history because he led the only sustained slave revolt in U.S. history (August …show more content…

They started with the killing of his owners, the Travis family. For example,”Nat Turner (October 2, 1800 to November 11, 1831) was a slave who became a preacher and made history as the leader of one of the bloodiest slave revolts in America on August 21, 1831.” When he was younger, Turner was thought to have a special talent because he could describe things that happened before he was born. His mother and grandmother affected his decisions and his choices for the revolt. According to the Nat Turner Biography it states that, “Over the years, Turner has emerged as a hero, a religious fanatic and a villain. Turner became an important icon to the 1960s black power movement as an example of an African American standing up against white

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