Inevitable: The Nat Turner Slave Rebellion of 1831

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During the early morning hours of August 21, 1831, eight slaves led by lay preacher Nat Turner entered their owner’s home and murdered the entire family. This uprising in Southampton County, Virginia, kicked off the beginning of the bloodiest slave revolt in United States history.

Nat Turner was born a slave on October 2, 1800, in Southampton County, Virginia. He was deeply…