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Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

is the companion website of a film that examines the story of Turner and his revolt and how that story has been re-told repeatedly since 1831. Turner, a slave and preacher in Virginia, led a slave rebellion that resulted in the murder of more than 50 slave owners and their family members. Learn about the impact of the rebellion and about the film and individuals who made it. (Independent Television Service, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Slave owners lived in fear of slave revolts, a fear which was far from unfounded: from the Amistad mutiny to the Underground Railroad, American slaves -- led by themselves or with the help of abolitionists -- staged many instances of revolt and resistance.
Collection of photos from the film 'NAT TURNER: A Troublesome Property'.

The film

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