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Suggested Reading


The following sources provide more information about Nat Turner and the Southampton Revolt of 1831:


David F. Allmendinger, Jr., Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).


Patrick H. Breen, The Land Shall Be Deluged with Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).


Alfred L. Brophy, "The Nat Turner Trials" North Carolina Law Review 91 (2013): 1817-1880.


Mary Kemp Davis, Nat Turner Before the Bar of Judgment: Fictional Treatments of the Southampton Slave Insurrection (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999).


Scot French, The Rebellious Slave: Nat Turner in American Memory (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004).


Kenneth S. Greenberg, editor, The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1996).


Kenneth S. Greenberg, editor, Nat Turner: A Slave Rebellion in History and Memory (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Vanessa M. Holden, Surviving Southampton: African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner's Community (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2021).


Donald G. Mathews, Religion in the Old South (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977).


Stephen Oates, The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion (New York: Harper & Row, 1975).


Thomas C. Parramore, Southampton County, Virginia (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1978).


Randolph Ferguson Scully, Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia: Baptist Community and Conflict, 1740-1840 (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008).

Christopher Tomlins, In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2020).


Eva Sheppard Wolff, Race and Liberty in the New Nation: Emancipation in Virginia from the Revolution to Nat Turner's Rebellion (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009).

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