Nat Turner’s 1831 Slave Revolt

Here’s Professor Patrick Breen of Providence College speaking to the Virginia Historical Society on the Nat Turner Rebellion of 1831.

The video’s description reads, “Professor Patrick Breen talked about Nat Turner’s life, and the 1831 slave rebellion he led, and compared the historical record to portrayals in literature and film. He also described the confusion and uncertainty among both the black and white populations of Virginia after the revolt, due to conflicting or inflated accounts.”

This is a pretty good presentation, and I’m interested in reading his book.


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