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An article written by Elisa De Togni on abolitionistsâ€™ reaction to John Brownâ€™s raid on Harpers Ferry
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Abolitionist John Brown leads 18 men in an attack on the Harpers Ferry armory. The raid to seize the weapons failed and Brown was captured, tried, and hung. At his trial, Brown said: “Now,…
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Ethan Hawke is coming to Showtime to play abolitionist John Brown in a TV series based on James McBride’s novel “The Good Lord Bird.”
Having been found guilty of murder, treason, and inciting slave insurrection, abolitionist John Brown is hanged in Charlestown, Virginia. Frederick Douglass said of John Brown: “His zeal in the c…
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So, what was John Moses Browning really like? America’s greatest gun designer’s inventions speak for themselves, but what kind of man was he?
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An A1 poster sized print, approx 23c33 inches (594x841 mm). JOHN BROWN (1827-1883). Scottish servant to Queen Victoria. Photograph, n.d. beard, brown, queen, scottish, servant, standing, victoria. Image supplied by Granger Art on Demand. Product ID:12346711_73045_0
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John Brown, the abolitionist firebrand, remains a potent figure in the United States’ febrile politics of race.
ca. 1846-47, [daguerreotype portrait of John Brown, abolitionist who led the Pottawatomie Massacre, and the raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859], August Washington Along with another image, likely taken...
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