Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: John Brown, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, John Brown's Body, Virginia v. John Brown, Pottawatomie Massacre, John Brown's Fort, Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, Fire on the Mountain, John Brown Farm ...Read MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: John Brown, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, John Brown's Body, Virginia v. John Brown, Pottawatomie Massacre, John Brown's Fort, Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, Fire on the Mountain, John Brown Farm and Gravesite, Allstadt House and Ordinary, Beall-Air, John Brown Junior, Kennedy Farm, Barclay Coppock, Secret Six, Gibson-Todd House, Jefferson County Courthouse, August Bondi, Andrew Hunter, Provisional Constitution. Excerpt: John Brown (May 9, 1800 - December 2, 1859) was a revolutionary abolitionist in the United States, who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to abolish slavery for good. He led the Pottawatomie Massacre during which five men were killed in 1856 in Bleeding Kansas and made his name in the unsuccessful raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859. Later that year he was tried and executed for treason against the state of Virginia, murder, and conspiracy. Brown has been called "the most controversial of all 19th-century Americans." Brown's attempt in 1859 to start a liberation movement among enslaved African Americans in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) electrified the nation. He was tried for treason against the state of Virginia, the murder of five pro-slavery Southerners, and inciting a slave insurrection and was subsequently hanged. Southerners alleged that his rebellion was the tip of the abolitionist iceberg and represented the wishes of the Republican Party to end slavery. Historians agree that the Harpers Ferry raid in 1859 escalated tensions that, a year later, led to secession and the American Civil War. Brown first gained attention when he led small groups of volunteers during the Bleeding Kansas crisis. Unlike most other Northerners, who advocated peaceful resistance to the pro-slavery faction, Brown demanded violent action in response to Southern aggression. Dissatisfied w...Read Less
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