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.