Southampton Insurrection

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Southampton Insurrection,

slave uprising in Virginia (1831) led by Nat TurnerTurner, Nat,
1800–1831, American slave, leader of the Southampton Insurrection (1831), b. Southampton co., Va. Deeply religious from childhood, Turner was a natural preacher and possessed some influence among local slaves.
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Tragle's The Southampton Slave Revolt of 1831 (1971), and Herbert Aptheker's Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion (1966), among others.
Was Nat Turner's slave rebellion completely just, completely unjust, or a mixture of both?
Contributing factors to Thoreau's treatise mentioned in the text include the opinions of the founders of the Republic and of Louisa May Alcott, Nat Turner's slave rebellion, and the influence of the Bhagavad Gita and Indian mysticism.