John Brown - American Abolitionist (Biography)

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John Brown - American Abolitionist is the biography of John Brown, a white American abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to abolish slavery. He led the unsuccessful raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and the Pottawatomie Massacre in 1856. President Abraham Lincoln said he was a "misguided fanatic" and Brown has been called "the most controversial of all 19th-century Americans." His attempt in 1859 to start a liberation movement among enslaved African Americans in Harpers Ferry, ...
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John Brown - American Abolitionist is the biography of John Brown, a white American abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to abolish slavery. He led the unsuccessful raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and the Pottawatomie Massacre in 1856. President Abraham Lincoln said he was a "misguided fanatic" and Brown has been called "the most controversial of all 19th-century Americans." His attempt in 1859 to start a liberation movement among enslaved African Americans in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, electrified the nation. He was tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia and was hanged. John Brown - American Abolitionist is highly recommended for those interested in learning more about this controversial and heroic American.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781599860640
  • Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Pages: 76
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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