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Collection Reference Number GLC04548
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1831 
Title Authentic and impartial narrative of the tragical scene which was witnessed in Southampton County (Virginia) on Monday the 22d of August last, when fifty-five of its inhabitants (mostly women and children) were inhumanly massacred by the blacks!
Date 1831
Author Warner, Samuel (fl. 1831)  
Document Type Book
Content Description (title continues)... Communicated by those who were eye witnesses of the bloody scene, and confirmed by the confessions of several of the blacks while under Sentence of Death. Printed for Warner & West. Includes fold-out leaf opposite title page with the woodcut "Horrid Massacre in Virginia." Foldout measures 19.8 x 27.3 cm. The Southampton Insurrection is also known as Nat Turner's Rebellion.
Subjects African American History  Slavery  Slave Rebellion  Massacre  Death  Children and Family  Death Penalty  
People Warner, Samuel (fl. 1831)  Turner, Nat (ca. 1800-1831)  
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Nat Turner's Rebellion was a revolt of about 70 black slaves in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. Led by Nat Turner, a preacher, the rebels killed at least 57 whites. Turner and others were captured and hanged ("Nat Turner's Rebellion." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online.)
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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