By Patrick H. Breen
At the night of August 21, 1831, Nat Turner and 6 males introduced their notorious uprising opposed to slaveholders. The rebels swept via Southampton County, Virginia, recruiting slaves to their ranks and killing approximately 5 dozen whites-more than had ever been killed in any slave rebel in American historical past. even if a swiftly assembled staff of whites quickly suppressed the violence, its repercussions had far-reaching consequences.
In The Land can be Deluged in Blood, Patrick H. Breen makes use of the dramatic occasions in Southampton to discover the negative offerings confronted by means of individuals of the neighborhood black group as they thought of becoming a member of the rebels, a call that might most probably rate them their lives, aiding their masters, or one way or the other keeping off taking aspects. Combining fast moving narrative with rigorous research, Breen exhibits how, as whites regained regulate, slaveholders created an account of the insurrection that stored their slaves from white retribution, the main harmful possibility dealing with the slaveholders' human estate. via probing the tales slaveholders advised that allowed them to get non-slaveholders to guard slave estate, The Land can be Deluged in Blood reveals whatever spectacular approximately either the fragility and gear of slavery.