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Nat Turner


  • Witness Against the Beast

    by Christopher Tomlins

    Nat Turner followed his evangelical faith to challenge a profane and degenerate slaveholding regime. Today's white evangelical Christians must decide whether to support the successor of that regime. 


  • He Said, She Said: In the Matter of Nat Turner

    by Christopher Tomlins 

    Nat Turner spoke while black and asks us all to listen. If we are to understand him – to understand what sort of man he was, by whom he was charged to act, on whose behalf he acted, and why – we have to begin by listening.



  • The Racial Politics of Nat Turner Tours

    The subject of an acclaimed new movie, the 1831 slave revolt led by Turner is also the focus of two tours, one black and one white, in a region still divided over Turner’s legacy.

  • Another Thomas Jefferson Tried to Eliminate Slavery in Virginia

    by Thomas Fleming

    This article is adapted from Thomas Fleming’s new book, A Disease In the Public Mind – A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War. Part two of a three-part series (read parts one and two). Thomas Jefferson Randolph. Credit: Monticello.