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Nat Turner – A Troublesome Property – Discussion Questions
At best, Nat Turner is a controversial figure in American history. Many narratives have been devised to characterize the man. In your own opinion, what best describes Nat Turner and why?
- A Freedom Fighter
- A vengeful, rebellious slave
- A desperate, crazed man
- A prophetic leader
Be sure to explain your response.
Why do you think slavery persisted even after such a revolt?
Most people would agree that slavery is wrong. So why is Nat Turner so controversial?
How would the slaves legitimately fight against their own enslavement?
Why does this event still affect us today?