The Martyrdom of Nat Turner

#21 - David Melvin

Relationship to Other Events


Unlike some earlier slave revolts, Nat Turner’s Revolt caused a major change in the government. State governments tightened their slavery laws in direct response to this event. The ability of one man to cause a substantial change in government in regard to slavery inspired other abolitionists to work towards ending slavery as well.

Many of these abolitionists turned to less violent methods to bring slavery to an end.

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