12/3 John Brown

Today we investigated John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry as an example of the role slavery played in causing the Civil War (5.2).

John Brown was considered to be a martyr for the cause of abolition by some and a “misguided fanatic” by others.

Review the timeline then, examine the documents to answer the guided questions.  By the end, you should have an informed opinion about John Brown’s status as a “misguided fanatic” and a better sense of how slavery was causing rising tensions between Northerners and Southerners.

John Brown