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Author Allmendinger, David F., author.

Title Nat Turner and the rising in Southampton County / David F. Allmendinger Jr.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    975.5552 ALL    Available
Description 401 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In August 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia, Nat Turner led a bloody uprising that took the lives of some fifty-five white people--men, women, and children--shocking the South. Nearly as many black people, all told, perished in the rebellion and its aftermath. Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County presents important new evidence about the violence and the community in which it took place, shedding light on the insurgents and victims and reinterpreting the most important account of that event, The Confessions of Nat Turner. Drawing upon largely untapped sources, David F. Allmendinger Jr. reconstructs the lives of key individuals who were drawn into the uprising and shows how the history of certain white families and their slaves--reaching back into the eighteenth century--shaped the course of the rebellion."--Publisher's Web site.
Contents Introduction: the key account -- Part I. Masters -- A history of motives -- Lines of descent: the Turners -- Alliances: Turner, Francis, Reese -- Successors: Capt. Moore and Mr. Travis -- Part II. Rebellion -- The inner circle -- The zigzag course -- Toward the town -- The rising -- Suppression -- Part III. Telling evidence -- The inquiry -- Confession -- Closing scenes -- Appendixes.
Subject Turner, Nat, 1800?-1831.
Southampton Insurrection, 1831.
ISBN 9781421422558 (paperback)
1421422557 (paperback)

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