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John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry


John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was an attempt by the white abolitionist John Brown to start an armed slave revolt in 1859 by seizing a United States arsenal ...

John Brown's Raid [ushistory.org]


On October 16, 1859, John Brown led a small army of 18 men into the small town of Harper's Ferry, Virginia. His plan was to instigate a major slave rebellion in ...

John Brown's Raid Video - John Brown - HISTORY.com


Although poorly planned and executed, John Brown's raid helped lead the nation into Civil War and made him one of the most controversial men of his day.

John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry - Oct 16, 1859 - HISTORY.com


On this day in History, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry on Oct 16, 1859. Learn more about what happened today on History.

John Brown's Raid - Library of Virginia - Commonwealth of Virginia


John Brown's Raid "The crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood." - John Brown, 2 December 1859. Resistance to the State | Gabriel's ...

The raid on Harpers Ferry - PBS


John Brown's plan seemed fairly straightforward: he and his men would establish a base in the Blue Ridge Mountains from which they would assist runaway ...

John Brown - PBS


John Brown was a man of action -- a man who would not be deterred from his mission of abolishing slavery. On October 16, 1859, he led 21 men on a raid of the ...

The Raid on Harper's Ferry - Boundless


John Brown, a radical abolitionist from the North, led an attack on the federal ... Compare how Southern and Northern states responded to John Brown's raid.

John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid


John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid. On October 16, 1859, abolitionist John Brown and several followers seized the United States Armory and Arsenal at ...

Re-evaluating John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry


Re-evaluating John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry. By Karen Whitman. Volume 34, Number 1 (October 1972), pp. 46-84. INTRODUCTION. On the evening of ...

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John Brown's Raid, 1859 - EyeWitness to History


Just after sundown on the evening of Sunday October 16, 1859 John Brown led a group of 21 men (16 white and 5 black) across the Potomac River from ...

John Brown's Harpers Ferry Raid - Civil War Trust


John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry October 16-18, 1859. On the evening of October 16, 1859 John Brown, a staunch abolitionist, and a group of his supporters ...

John Brown's Harpers Ferry - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of John Brown's Harpers Ferry, including videos, ... Brown was captured during the raid and later convicted of treason and ...