The Nat Turner Rebellion and the Fight Against Slavery - Part One
Black History and the Class Struggle
Publisher: International Communist League
Date Written: 24/02/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20724
In 1831, American slaveowners learned what it means to have the fear of God put into them. In August of that year, an insurrection was launched by rebel slaves led by Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia. Before their suppression, the rebels killed up to 60 whites in the course of a few days -- the highest number to die in a slave uprising in the U.S. It was the unmistakable justice and vengeance of revolutionary terror. And it was met with the reactionary terror of the slaveowners.