Nat Turner, the Virginia Slavery Debates, and the Path towards Disunion

  • 2016

Nat Turner, the Virginia Slavery Debates, and the Path towards Disunion

Author:
Philip Grathwol
Abstract:

A fascinating look at the one case of violent rebellion acted on by black slaves against their white masters in U.S. history. The impacts of the Nat Turner Revolt in 1831 were far more wide ranging than many realize. The debates over the abolition of slavery in the Virginia Legislature that followed in the immediate wake of the uprising, prompted discussion and thought that set the nation on a path towards Civil War with abolition and slavery as the central issues 30 years later.