9780312112073

The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312112073

  • ISBN10:

    0312112076

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/15/1996
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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Summary

Careful study of the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831 reveals much about master, slaves, and the relationship between them in the antebellum South. The central document in this volume Nat Turner's confession follwing the rebellion in Virginia is supported by newspaper articles, trial transcripts, and excerpts from the diary of Virginia governor John Floyd.

Author Biography

Kenneth S. Greenberg is chair of the history department at Suffolk University. His research focuses on slavery and the master class of the Old South. He is the author of Masters and Statesmen: The Political Culture of American Slavery (1985) and the forthcoming Honor and Slavery: Lies, Duels, Noses, Masks, Dressing as a Woman, Gifts, Strangers, Humanitarianisms, Death, Slave Rebellions, the Proslavery Argument, Baseball, Hunting and Gambling in the Old South. Greenberg has been a fellow at the Charles Warren Center and a fellow in law and history at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Foreword v(2)
Preface vii
INTRODUCTION The Confessions of Nat Turner: Text and Context 1(36)
PART ONE The Document: The Confessions of Nat Turner 37(22)
PART TWO Related Documents 59(73)
1. The Richmond Compiler, August 24, 1831
61(2)
2. The Constitutional Whig, August 29, 1831
63(4)
3. The Richmond Enquirer, August 30, 1831
67(2)
4. The Liberator, September 3, 1831
69(3)
5. The Constitutional Whig, September 3, 1831
72(5)
6. The Richmond Enquirer, September 20, 1831
77(1)
7. The Constitutional Whig, September 26, 1831
78(10)
8. The Norfolk Herald, November 4, 1831
88(2)
9. The Norfolk Herald, November 14, 1831
90(1)
10. Excerpts from the Court Records of Southampton County, 1831
91(10)
11. Nat Turner's Trial Record, Excerpt from the Court Records of Southampton County, 1831
101(2)
12. Excerpts from the Diary of Virginia Governor John Floyd, 1831-1832
103(6)
13. Letter from Virginia Governor John Floyd to South Carolina Governor James Hamilton, Jr., November 19, 1831
109(3)
14. Thomas R. Dew, "Abolition of Negro Slavery," September and December, 1832
112(20)
APPENDICES 132(12)
A Nat Turner Chronology 132(6)
Questions for Consideration 138(2)
Selected Bibliography 140(4)
Index 144

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