The Confessions of Nat Turner, the leader of
the late insurrection in Southampton, Va., as fully and voluntarily made to Thomas R.
Gray" is a pamphlet published shortly after the trial and execution of Nat Turner in
November 1831. The previous August, Turner, a slave preacher and self-styled prophet,
had led the only successful slave revolt in Virginia's history, leaving fifty-five
white people in Southampton
County, Virginia, dead, the . . .
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