• To a mind like mine, restless, inquisitive, and observant of everything that was passing, it is easy to suppose that religion was the subject to which it would be directed; and, although this subject principally occupied my thoughts, there was nothing that I saw or heard of to which my attention was not directed.

    Nat Turner (2011). “The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Virginia”, p.18, Univ of North Carolina Press