Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 The Slave South I. Nat Turner's...

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Lecture 19 The Slave South I. Nat Turner’s Rebellion 1831 -massacre of white -more than 60 slaves in Southampton, VA -60 whites killed -130 slaves killed (many not involved) -Nat Turner eventually caught and hung -Confessions of Nat Turner -no immediate catalyst -more troubling because no direct cause -intelligent (learned to read and write), deeply religious -many whites thought that Christianity would make slaves more docile -parts of Christianity that emphasized obedience and meekness -Virginia legislative debates (1831-32) -discussion over slavery and possible emancipation -what would slaves do if they were emancipated -hardened slavery’s hold on the South II. Slave South A. Cotton Kingdom, Slave South -first half of 19 th century, South stampede West -Native American removal -Creek War of 1813-1814, sustained effort to remove NA in Southeast -removal complete by 1840, very few remaining -Cotton belt: southern VA to central TX -most of the south suited for cotton agriculture -just needed 200 days that are frost free and rain
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course HIST 2111H taught by Professor Hoffer during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 The Slave South I. Nat Turner's...

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