Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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About This Edition

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Summary

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pp. 4-12

Perhaps no other moment in history crystallized the fears of slave owners in the South like the 1831 slave insurrection led by Nat Turner in Southampton, Virginia. During a span of approximately thirty-six hours, on August 21-22, a band of slaves murdered over 50 unsuspecting whites (Goldman). The exact number...

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TO THE PUBLIC.

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pp. 13-16

The late insurrection in Southampton has greatly excited the public mind, and led to a thousand idle, exaggerated and mischievous reports. It is the first instance in our history of an open rebellion of the slaves, and attended with such atrocious circumstances of cruelty and destruction, as could not fail to leave a deep impression...

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CONFESSION.

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pp. 17-29

Agreeable to his own appointment, on the evening he was committed to prison, with permission of the jailer, I visited NAT on Tuesday the 1st November, when, without being questioned at all, commenced his narrative in the following words:— SIR,—You have asked...

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The Commonwealth, vs. Nat Turner.

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pp. 30-33

Charged with making insurrection, and plotting to take away the lives of divers free white persons, &c. on the 22d of August, 1831. The court composed of - , having met for the trial of Nat Turner, the prisoner was brought in and arraigned, and upon his arraignment pleaded Not guilty; saying to his counsel, that he did not feel so. On the part of the Commonwealth, Levi Waller was introduced, who being sworn, deposed...

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A LIST OF PERSONS MURDERED IN THE INSURRECTION, ON THE 21ST AND 22ND OF AUGUST, 1831.

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pp. 34-35

Joseph Travers and wife and three children, Mrs. Elizabeth Turner, Hartwell Prebles, Sarah Newsome, Mrs. P. Reese and son William, Trajan Doyle, Henry Bryant and wife and child, and wife's mother, Mrs. Catharine Whitehead, son Richard and four daughters and grand-child, Salathiel Francis, Nathaniel...

A List of Negroes brought before the Court of Southampton, with their owners' names, and sentence.

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pp. 35-36