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People/Characters: Nat Turner

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50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism by Mickey Z
America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 by Richard Brookhiser
April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik
The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln by Kate Clifford Larson
Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davis
The Civil War by Academic Industries
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Footementioned
The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. Ward
The Civitas Anthology Of African American Slave Narratives by William L. Andrews
The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
The Confessions of Nat Turner: and Related Documents by Kenneth S. Greenberg
The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion by Stephen B. Oates
From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family by James H. Johnston
The good, the bad & the mad : weird people in American history by E. Randall Floyd
Harriet Jacobs: A Life by Jean Fagan Yellin
The Letter Writer by Ann Rinaldi
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong {revised & updated} by James W. Loewen
The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom by David F. Walker
Nat Turner by Kyle Baker
Nat Turner (Gateway Civil Rights) by Tracy Barrett
Nat Turner (Great Lives Observed) by Eric Foner
The Nat Turner insurrection trials : a mystic chord resonates today by Walter L. Gordon
The Nat Turner Rebellion: The historical event and the modern controversy by John B Duff
Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion: Including the 1831 "Confessions" (African American) by Herbert Aptheker
Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion (Graphic Library: Graphic History)/ by Michael Burgan
Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory by Kenneth S. Greenberg
Nat Turner: Anti-Slavery Revolutionary by Carole Marsh
Nat Turner: Rebellious Slave (Let Freedom Ring: The New Nation Biographies) by Susan R. Gregson
Nat Turner: Revolution by Kyle Baker
Nat Turner: Slave Revolt Leader by Terry Bisson
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
The Rebellious Slave: Nat Turner in American Memory by Scot French
Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts by Patricia C. Mckissack
The Southampton Slave Revolt of 1831: A Compilation of Source Material, Including the Full Text of The Confessions of Nat Turner by Henry Irving Tragle
William Styron's Nat Turner; Ten Black Writers Respond by John Henrik Clarke
William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner: A Critical Handbook by Melvin J. Friedman

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Nat Turner (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an American slave who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831. The rebels went from plantation to plantation, gathering horses and guns, freeing other slaves along the way, and recruiting other blacks who wanted to join their revolt. During the rebellion, Virginia legislators targeted free blacks with a colonization bill, which allocated new funding to remove them, and a police bill that denied free blacks trials by jury and made any free blacks convicted of a crime subject to sale and relocation. The slaves killed approximately sixty white men, women and children. Whites organized militias and called out regular troops to suppress the uprising. In addition, white militias and mobs attacked blacks in the area, killing an estimated 120, many of whom were not involved in the revolt.

In the aftermath, the state tried those accused of being part of Turner's slave rebellion, 18 were executed, 14 were transported out of state and 32 were acquitted. Turner hid successfully for two months. When found, he was tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged. Across Virginia and other southern states, state legislators passed new laws to control slaves and free blacks. They prohibited education of slaves and free blacks, restricted rights of assembly for free blacks, withdrew their right to bear arms (in some states), and to vote (in North Carolina, for instance), and required white ministers to be present at all black worship services.

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