Vanessa Holden, Surviving the Southampton Rebellion
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What did it take to stage a successful slave uprising? Over the course of the early republic, we see a few violent slave uprisings in the United States. A particularly brutal rebellion took place in Louisiana in January 1811. Another violent rebellion took place in Southampton County, Virginia in August 1831. Neither of these rebellions led to the abolishment of slavery, but they did lead to the death of many enslaved people and their enslavers. Vanessa Holden, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky and the author of the award-winning book Surviving Southampton, leads us through the events and circumstances of the 1831-Southampton Rebellion, a rebellion we tend to know today as Nat Turner’s Rebellion. Show Notes: Join Ben Franklin's World! Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears! Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute Colonial Williamsburg Foundation The Ben Franklin's World Shop Complementary Episodes Episode 052: Ronald Johnson, Early United States-Haitian Diplomacy Episode 124: James Alexander Dun, Making the Haitian Revolution Episode 133: Patrick Breen, The Nat Turner Revolt Episode 176: Daina Ramey Berry, The Value of the Enslaved Episode 282: Vincent Brown, Tacky’s Revolt Episode 295: Ibrahima Seck, Whitney Plantation Museum Episode 312: Joshua D. Rothman, The Domestic Slave Trade Episode 328: Warren Milteer, Jr., Free People of Color in Early America   Listen! Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App Helpful Links Join the Ben Franklin's World Facebook Group Ben Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter
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