Nat Turner Puts the South on Notice

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English 102 Nat Turner Puts the South on Notice Nat Turner was a slave from Southampton County, Virginia. Before his birth in 1800, there had already been two slave revolts led by Gabriel Prosser and Denmark Vesey. These two slave revolts are very important in setting the stage for Nat Turner, and they also shattered the myth that African slaves are docile co-conspirators in their plight. Historian Kenneth C. Davis once said, “Nothing struck deeper fear into the hearts of southerners, whether they had slaves or not, than the idea of a slave revolt.” This shows how the South feared slaves just as much as they needed them. Nat Turner was said to have amazing gifts from the second he was born. While he was a young child, Nat was overheard describing events that had occurred before he was born. He was also very intelligent which led to him being nicknamed “the prophet.” He became a very religious man and spent much of his time praying and fasting, keeping him from mixing with society. He also said claimed to have received visions from God,
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course ENGLISH 102 taught by Professor Trent during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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