NAT TURNER: IN THE FLESH
WEBSITE PURPOSE AND PUBLISHER
Hello everybody. My name is Alva Rose. I attend Holman Middle School, and I am a 6th grader in Mrs. Harris's ADV English class. My website is about the slave Nat Turner and his uprising which killed a total of 60 white landowners and their families.
COMPARING AND CONTRASTING OTHER ABOLITIONIST TO NAT TURNER
Nat Turner was born on October 2,1800, one week after Gabriel Prosser, a slave who unsuccessfully tried to organize a slave revolt a few weeks earlier, was hanged. When Nat grew up, He became a man who was very religious and very well educated. He was very well known on every plantation he was moved to and most people thought that he was a prophet or was destined to do something important because of his close relation and devotion to God. He showed this devotion by fasting and praying for days at a time. Nat was more aggressive than most other abolitionist at the time. Most other abolitionist took action like taking speeches, but most would have never thought of revolting.
Nat Turner and Frederick
THE PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS OF SLAVERY
In America slavery had become a huge problem. Everybody knew that slavery was immoral but nobody knew what would happen to the economy if slavery were to be abolished. All of the southern states in the U.S relied on the backbreaking labor that African Americans endured. In many cases slaves were treated awfully and were regarded to as property, not as people. They were whipped, beaten, lynched, and separated from their parents at birth. The conditions of slavery caused many slaves to consider trying to gain their freedom. Revolting was one way of doing this, but it was the least common because of the fear most white plantation owners instilled in their slaves. Many whites in the North could have donated money to abolitionists to help abolish slavery. Nat Turner decided to go about freeing slaves through revolt. His revolt was one of the bloodiest, killing over 50 white landowners and their families.
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO NAT TURNER'S REVOLT
Nat Turner always believed that he would do something important. He hated the ways slave owners treated their slaves and wanted to do something about it. Nat Turner immediately started to round up his friends and associates preaching them about freedom and the promised land up north. Then night Nat Turner and his slave soldiers sneaked into Benjamin Turner house (Nat's Owner) and took him and his family as their first victims on their bloody rampage. They then went around to nearby plantations, freeing slaves and killing Their masters. This rebellion went on for 36 hours until the group had disbanded. Nat Turner went into hiding after their was a bounty of $500 on his head. The woods above might have been like the ones hid in. These are Virginia woods and they are the woods behind my backyard fence. After hiding for 6 weeks he was caught by the local farmer Benjamin Phipps and was put on trial in Jerusalem. Nat Turner was found guilty of 'conspiring to rebel and making insurrection' and was to die by hanging. Nat Turner was hanged on November 11, 1831. His body was skinned, beheaded, and quartered. Nat Turner had no formal burial and his remains were never found.
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