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.
He and his followers planned to kill some slaveholders, free the slaves, and then sail away. A militia arrested him and his followers before they could do anything. Not one white was hurt. Vesey and five slaves were among the first group to be judged guilty. 30 slaves were executed and his son was also executed, being judged guilty of conspiracy.
Nat Turner was an enslaved African American who led what was called the “Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion” where slaves and free blacks who were located in Southampton County, Virginia. This rebellion took place on August 21, 1831, and as a result at least fifty-five whites were murdered. All of those who took part in this rebellion were to be executed, including Nat Turner. While Nat Turner was awaiting execution he was interviewed for two months by a man named Thomas Ruffin Gray, a wealthy lawyer and slave owner himself. Thomas Gray’s purpose for writing “The Confessions of Nat Turner” was to put what Nat Turner said into writing and for it to be published.
There are many similarities between Bob Marley’s songs and the Biblical book of Exodus. Bob Marley’s songs “Exodus” and “Africa Unite” connect his tribulations and dissatisfaction with his life with the Biblical book of Exodus while his seemingly aloneness and his tribulations throughout his life seem to connect with Moses. The Biblical book of Exodus begins more than 400 years after Joseph; his brothers and the pharaoh he once served have all died. Egypt is under a new leadership that is threatened by Jacobs’s descendants. The new leaders embark on a crusade to subjugate the Israelites, forcing them into slavery and eventually declaring that all Hebrew boys must be killed at birth in the Nile River.
Nat Turner and his rebellion crew, had no mercy and killed everyone in the house men, women, and children. In the middle of the day of August 22, Turner decided that his rebellion need to march towards Jerusalem and kill the slave owners and families in other counties and towns all over. Also his goal was to take over the armory at the county seat, creating a way for African Americans. However some of the men in the rebellion where scared for their lives and went back and told their masters of what was happening and told the plans and accommodations of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion. Since word had gotten out the slaves were met by the militia at their meeting point, and their forces were disorganized.
The revolution destroyed families across Mexico, leaving mothers grieving for their abducted daughters, wives for their absent husbands, and soldiers for their murdered friends. The novel's accurate depiction also establishes some of the reasons why many joined the revolution, revealing that often, those who joined were escaping their lives to fight for an unknown cause. The Underdogs' protagonist, Demetrio Macias, joins the fight against the Federalists after his house is burned and his dog is shot, as a result of a quarrel he had with Don Monico, the boss of his town, Moyahua (48). Macias "spit on his beard because he wouldn't mind his own business...Then just because [he] did that [Don Monico] had the whole...Federal Government against [him]" (Azuela 50). Many rebels, like Macias, joined the revolution in search for a better life, free from persecution by local caciques.
Nat and his followers killed about sixty whites by the end of his rebellion a week later. When Nat Turner was finally caught, he was tried, convicted, and executed. Nat Turner’s rebellion showed how America contradicts itself, leaders always used religion to make sense of what they do, like Manifest Destiny. Yet, Nat Turner used religion to make sense of his rebellion and they called it blasphemy. This rebellion shocked the white slave owners and put a sense of fear in them, “all the slave states moved to strengthen the institution of slavery” (Jones, Created Equal, pg.
Nat Turner Early in the morning of August 22,1831, a band of black slaves, led by a lay preacher named Nat Turner, entered the Travis house in Southampton County, Virginia and killed five members of the Travis family. This was the beginning of a slave uprising that was to become known as Nat Turner’s rebellion. Over a thirty-six hour period, this band of slaves grew sixty or seventy in number and slew fifty-eight white persons in and around Jerusalem, Virginia (seventy miles east of Richmond) before the local community could act to stop them. This rebellion raised southern fears of a general slave uprising and had a profound influence on the attitude of Southerners towards slavery. Nat Turner was born a slave in Virginia in 1800, owned by a southern man, named Ben Turner.
They protested in several different ways whether it be attacking the slave owner, wounding themselves, or simply “ accidentally” breaking tool needed to perform their everyday duties. (Doc 115) A slave named Nat Turner led one of the most famous revolts. Turner, a slave preacher, led an armed group of African-Americans on a killing spree from house to house in Southampton County, Virginia. They killed sixty white men, women, and children before being overcome by federal troops. Turner’s revolt ended with more than a hundred blacks being executed.
After the two-day battle back and forth between Browns men and the U.S Marines, seventeen people had died and Brown was arrested and put to trial, which led to the jury decision on November 2, 1859 for him to be hanged for murder and treason. Brown was from there on known as the first white man to die for an Africans freedom. He was called an abolitionist martyr for the sake of freedom. Browns deep roots of religion are one of the most obvious reasons for his actions. Slavery was an unjust system taking away basic God given rights of life, liberty, and happiness.