The Confessions of Nat Turner (Illustrated)

Written by Nat Turner

Nat Turner (1800 – 1831) was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831. His story is the basis for the controversial new film The Birth of a Nation from Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The Confessions of Nat Turner is the key primary document supporting historical events. It is a first-hand account of Turner’s confessions published by a local lawyer, Thomas Ruffin Gray, in 1831.

This new digital edition of The Confessions of Nat Turner includes a newly corrected text and an image gallery.

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