Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion Essay
"Nat Turner's Southampton Slave Revolt and How it Paved the Way for the Abolitionist and
Civil Rights Movement "
Nat Turner was a man with a vision that would change America forever. His vision may
have not sounded right to the average person but to Nat Turner, he was on Earth to realize his vision.
Nat Turner is the most famous and most controversial slave rebel in American history, and he
remains a storm center of dispute("Fires of Jubilee" author Stephen B. Oates).
Nat Turner's slave revolt may have not been the greatest way to solve the problem of slavery,
but it did open many people's eyes. Slavery was an accepted practice in society but it was not a
humane or kind thing. The …show more content…
before the sunlight, to an unhealthy breakfast of corn mush, milked the cows, fed the hogs and
tended to the fields. Slavery was hard and because of the brilliance Nat displayed as a boy he
thought he would never be doing this, but he was. When not ending to the fields or feeding animals
Nat helped repair fences, and since Nat was a strong man he did much of the heavy lifting.
Although the slave life was bad, the slaves did there best to survive and try and keep their
mind off their hardships. It was when the slaves could get away from the crack of the Master's whip
and far away from the master's yelling. At night some slaves would gather around a fire with their
children and tell stories of freedom and sing songs. They would also speak about things they had
heard on the slave grapevines about slaves in other parts of the south planning revolts. At these
gatherings at night, Nat would shine. He would speak brilliantly to all of the slaves and he always
talked about the day that slaves would rise and claim their freedom. Nat would participate in
anything involving public speaking, and especially speaking to slaves about religion. Nat would
sneak books and read them, and from some of these books he learned how to make gunpowder.
Religion was still his greatest interest though. He was an acknowledged leader among the slaves
and whenever giving a