November 5 1831 CE – Nat Turner is Sentenced to Death

November 5 1831 CE – Nat Turner is Sentenced to DeathRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Six weeks after leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history, Nat Turner was convicted of “making insurrection” and sentenced to death on November 5, 1831. In the wake of the uprising, some in the young nation championed the antislavery cause with renewed vigor while others looked for ways to ensure blacks could be further controlled. Turner grew up in Southampton County, on the farm of Benjamin Turner in southeastern Virginia. Regarded by many as having an exceptionally sharp mind, he learned to read as a young boy and developed a deep […]