Nat Turner led the largest slave uprising the South would see until the Civil War. The infamy of the event has led to multiple interpretations of Turner as a historical figure. By sourcing and corroborating accounts, students consider whether Turner was a hero or a madman.
[Original Documents updated 5/04/15.]
Image: Title page of the The Confessions of Nat Turner by Thomas R. Gray, 1831. From Documenting the American South.