Analysis Of Nat Turner's Revolt

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It all began in the summer of 1831, a revolt consisting of African American slaves. A revolt put together by Nat Turner He thought of himself as a prophet and got signs from God. According to him, God showed him a vision of blood and of death. Tuner took this as a sign to go and kill all the whites. So he gathered many other slaves and they all went on a killing spree of murdering white men, women, and children. In the end the revolt was crushed and Turner was killed. That was not the end though. FEAR spread through the southern states. Laws more strict and harsh. The after effect may have been worse than the actual revolt. But the revolt goes deeper than that. The build up, the climax, and then the fall of the revolt. In the end the revolt…show more content…
The slave owners we gaining with money for sold slaves or ganina free labor. Well Nat Turner had enough of all of this inequality and his signs from go was telling him that he was right to be so. Turner decided to take it to the extreme. In Justin Fornal article on Nat Turner’s Revolt, he explains who Turner decided to do now, “On August 21, Turner met with a group of fellow conspirators in the swampy woodlands around Cabin Pond. The group ate a meal and took a vow to kill all slave owners they encountered, including women and children,” (Fornal). He was tired for sitting back and not going anything. So he met up with other men who would follow him, and explained to them what the plan…show more content…
These 5 men decided on to begin their hunt on July 4th. But then Turner fell ill that day and so the date had to be pushed off until a later date. A little over a month past and then the faithfully day for the revolt came, August 21 1831. He gathered up had men and began the revolt. During this revolt, they did not care if you were man, woman, or child. If you were part of a family that owned a plantation with slaves on it, you would be a target. The first people that were targeted were Joseph Travis and his family, they were Nat Turner’s currently master. After this point they went from plantation to plantation kills any white person they saw and freeing all the slaves too. An article by an unknown author explains the ending moments: After spending the night near some slave cabins, Turner and his men attempted to attack another house, but were repulsed. Several of the rebels were captured. The remaining force then met the state and federal troops in final skirmish, in which one slave was killed and many escaped, including Turner. In the end, the rebels had stabbed, shot and clubbed at least 55 white people to death ("Nat Turner 's
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