Southampton, Virginia Nat Turner's rebellion

Nat Turner's rebellion was the most violent slave uprise in the south.

About sixty white people were killed in his rebellion majority of them were women and children

The area of Southampton is a classic southern swampy area. Except it has dry fields every once in a while.

Nat turner was a very religious man
Other slaves referred to him as their "prophet"
The idea of a rebellion came from one of his "visions"

The idea of a rebellion came in The rebellion started an uprise of abolitionists

His meeting were held in his housing quarters
The fields of Virginia were perfect for farming

After his rebellion Nat Turner was caught and held in court.

According to census data Southampton was populated with more than 16,000 people

After being held in trial Nat turner and some o his other colleagues were executed


Created with images by Elvert Barnes - "175th anniversary of Nat Turner Slave Rebellion" • Carolyn Coles - "60" • Robert_C - "bible book old book" • amslerPIX - "Old Fashion Preaching" • Daigo Tanaka - "thought-bubble" • vastateparksstaff - "second oldest slave quarters still standing in Virginia-Chippokes Plantation State Park" • - "Cotton Production in the North Carolina Coastal Plain (5)" • danxoneil - "1930 Census for 2000 Block of St. Paul"

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