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This article examines the circumstances surrounding the slave revolt led by Virginia slave Nat Turner on August 21, 1831, with a particular focus on North Carolinians' reactions to the revolt and the chaos that spread in the days and weeks following the event.
The slave revolt led by Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia, in August of 1831, caused 59 white deaths and widespread destruction. Morris describes how the citizens of North Carolina reacted when the news reached them and how the revolt affected slaves at the time and in the ensuing years.