Ben Franklin’s World Episode 133: Patrick Breen, The Nat Turner Revolt

Here’s historian Patrick Breen talking with Liz Covart of the podcast “Ben Franklin’s World” on his research regarding the Nat Turner Revolt.

Things we learn in this episode include:

  • Nat Turner’s Revolt
  • How Nat Turner’s Rebellion differs from other slave revolts in early America
  • Nat Turner
  • Turner’s religious views
  • Why Turner decided to lead a slave revolt
  • How Turner recruited his army
  • Why people joined Turner’s army
  • Revolt planning
  • Revolt violence
  • Mobilization to quell the revolt
  • How civilians experienced the revolt
  • Revolt casualties
  • Post-revolt trials
  • How Nat Turner evaded capture
  • The capture of Nat Turner
  • Nat Turner’s confessions

You can access the podcast here.


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