Southampton was generally a remote neighborhood. Most Families owned a heft number of slaves, which classified them as aristocrats. Some elite men with the names of Newsom, Worrell, and Briggs owned fifty slaves or more. And some owned large plantations with 145 to 179 slaves apiece. Most of the wealthier men inherited the majority of their fortunes and had bought the rest. In comparison to mansions that characterized Virginia, Southampton was relatively modest. Over one-third of their families did not own any slaves and the ones that did could afford overseers and worked alongside their slaves. Although Virginia was no longer in a depression, the state was still suffering. The lands value had declined and a number of families had moved to new land in Georgia and Alabama. Southampton whites were considered pretty laidback toward their slaves. They often let them gather for religious purposes, visit other farms, and even travel to Jerusalem on Saturdays to visit their friends and relatives. Their slaves were treated well and they rarely had any troubles. However, everything was not as serene as the whites liked to believe. S storm was brewing in Southampton. On the morning of August 22, 1831, a group of slaves led by a man named Nat Turner emerged from the forests with guns and axes. Their rage turned into violence and resulted in the bloodiest slave revolt in Southern history. Before that morning, white men who knew Turner thought him harmless. Nat Turner was born in 1800 and was property of Benjamin Turner. Rumor has it that his mother wanted to kill him instead of watching him grow up in slavery. He was the son of two strong-minded parents. They both praised Nat and wanted him to be aware of his self-importance. His mother and father told him he had great purpose and that someday he would become a prophet. Nat learned to read and write. Most people that knew him thought he was too intelligent to be a slave. In 1810 Benjamin Turner dies and Nat became the property of his oldest son Samuel. Samuel did not pay much attention to Nat which made it easier for him to improve his knowledge. Nat would read children’s literature and experiment with gun powder. But it was religion that interested him the most. He studied the Bible and would attend Negro religious meetings where they would sing hymns about a better life. He began to preach all the time and believed he was ordained by God himself. Nat became a Baptist preacher in the black community and came to know most of Southampton County on a personal level. Sometime around 1821 Nat disappeared. He fled to his freedom but 30 days later he voluntarily retuned. He claimed that his master was Jehovah and it was he who brought him back. Soon after Nat married a young woman named Cherry. Cherry was a slave on the same farm. When Samuel Turner died, both Nat and Cherry were sold to different farms. Since Nat was a knowledgeable man of the Bible, he was well aware of the hypocrisies of the white men. Southampton claimed to take care of their slaves, and yet they broke up their families and sold them to unmerciful slave owners, Nat began to have bloody visions. He believes that spirits were showing him signs. When working in the fields he discovered drops of blood on corn and leaves with figures and numbers drawn on them. When he told other slaves of his findings, they were astounded. They believed he could control the weather and heal diseases. In 1829 a convention met in Virginia to draft a new state constitution. There was talk about slaves being liberated. However, shortly after they learned that they would not be free. Antislavery publications began to filter in from the North. David Walker’s Appeal called for a slave revolt and in result a new law was established making it illegal to teach slaves how to read or write. In February 1831, there was an eclipse of the sun and Nat finally received the sign he had been waiting for. He gathered four other slaves and they…
Second World War. The fact that history is written by the victors also must be considered, along with Judt’s argument that what was done by “us” to others during the war is often conveniently forgotten.
Turner introduces the concept of modernization. How does he understand it?
Turner understands “modernization” as the displacement of traditional societies by an unprecedentedly thorough and rapid process of change, basically similar everywhere, involving industrialization, urbanization,…
Turner syndrome is a genetic condition in which a female does not have the usual pair of two X chromosomes. 1 out of 2000 births have Turner syndrome. It is a chromosomal abnormality in which all part of one of the sex chromosomes is absent. There are characteristic physical abnormalities in females who have Turner syndrome.
The risk factors for Turner syndrome are not well known. There is currently no known cause for this genetic disorder. Almost all people with Turner syndrome…
Is iPhone 5s Truly Worth It ?
Everyone is caught up in the iPhone hype, but is it really worth $200 to buy the new
iPhone 5? The iPhone 5s is an improvement from the old iPhone 4, 4s and 5s; however, the
improvements are only minor.
First, let’s examine the new iPhone’s specs. The new iPhone has a four inch screen
and has remained the same width. The iPhone 5s has an eight megapixel camera and had
been designed to be 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the 4s. The screen has been designed…
Case: Jamie Turner
Question: It’s clear that Turner faces several problems at the end of the case. How would you describe his main problem? How should he address it?
Response: Turners main problem and ideas to address it
Turner has encountered multiple problems while working with MLI, Inc. Some of the issues were results of unprofessional behavior of others, the rest were either situational or result of Turner’s reactive behavior. However, it is evident that Turner struggled to analyze root…
7th April 2015
Nat Turner Rebellion
During the early 1800’s, slavery was an integral part of Southern life. One of the bloodiest and most prominent events occurred during the time of slavery was the rebellion led by Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia. Nat Turner was considered intelligent and possessed abilities such read and write which made him become very important between others slaves. Nat was the leader of one of the most famous revolt in the United…
Characterized by retarded growth that leads to a small stature and frequent infertility. Individuals with Turner syndrome report an increased incidence of fractures in childhood and osteoporotic fractures in adulthood. The incidence of diabetes mellitus has been reported increased in Turner syndrome. Ischemic heart disease, stroke, and hypertension are also more common.
Growth in children with Turner syndrome is characterized by a slight intrauterine growth retardation, relatively normal growth rates…
by retarded growth that leads to a small stature and
frequent infertility. Individuals with Turner syndrome report an
increased incidence of fractures in childhood and osteoporotic
fractures in adulthood. The incidence of diabetes mellitus has been
reported increased in Turner syndrome. Ischemic heart disease,
stroke, and hypertension are also more common.
Growth in children with Turner syndrome is characterized by a slight
intrauterine growth retardation, relatively normal growth rates…
Turner Syndrome, discovered by Henry H. Turner, is a chromosomal deficiency that mainly affects females. Those affected by Turner Syndrome usually only have 45 chromosomes versus the normal 46. The most common symptoms are short stature and lack of sexual development as well as infertility.
The chromosomal makeup of a human being is what characterizes who they really are. Hair color, eye color, height, shoe size, and many other characteristics are predetermined…
After working at Modern Lighting Industries (MLI) for a short time Jamie Turner is confronted with differences between the president, Pat Cardullo, and himself. Jamie is concerned that the relationship between he and Pat has grown to be unpredictable and frustrating, which is causing much uncertainty.
1. It may be that the hierarchy in the organization struggle with conflict management.
While working at his first job out of college Jamie’s boss had taught him…
Typhon coming on (“The Slave Ship”)
Turner, John Mallord William (1775-1851)
Romantic Landscape Painter
1840; Oil on canvas, 90.8 x 122.6 cm; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"Aloft all hands, strike the top-masts and belay;
Yon angry setting sun and fierce-edged clouds
Declare the Typhon's coming.
Before it sweeps your decks, throw overboard
The dead and dying - ne'er heed their chains
Hope, Hope, fallacious Hope!
Where is thy market now?"
JMW Turner displayed this poem with his Slave Ship…