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Nat Turner

(1800—1831)


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(1800–31)

Black American leader of the Virginia slave revolt of 1831. Believing himself a divine instrument to guide his people out of bondage, Turner led about 60 slaves into revolt in Southampton County, Virginia, killing 57 White people before he, his followers, and a number of innocent slaves were killed. Turner's rebellion exacerbated Southern fears of insurrection and led to a tightening of police measures against slaves.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Arts and Humanities.


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