Nat Turner; A Troublesome Property

Nat Turner; A Troublesome Property - Southampton County:...

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Southampton County: August 21, 1831 A family is murdered with an ax Nat Turner led a small group of slaves from farm to farm killing every white person they came across. They slowly recruited more people to aid in the killing of white families. They gathered guns and armor in order to do this. Nat Turner was finally caught and hung. On the day of his execution he agreed to tell his story and even after his death, his words became the words and actions of others. His story has continually been retold Some viewed him as a hero and some viewed him ad a crazy person. Nat Turner did this as a slave rebellion. 3,000 armed men were called upon to fight against 60-80 rebelling slaves. Slavery was such a horrible thing that it would drag men and women to do terrible things in order to rebel and revolt. They would brutally kill the slaves and torture them while executing them to make an example of them. This would prevent the slaves from questioning “white society”. Many innocent blacks were killed, imprisoned, and beaten.
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