On 16 october 1859, john brown, the radical abolitionist, led a group of 21 men on a raid on the federal arsenal at harpers ferry, virginia. 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 october 16 what were the motives and the intent of john brown's raid at harpers ferry. Introduction on october 16, 1859, abolitionist john brown led a raid on the united states armory and arsenal located at harper's ferry, virginia. John brown's raid on harpers ferry by justin chander and michael gusev harper weekly's illustration of us marines attacking john brown's fort introduction on the evening of october 16th, 1859. Abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at harper's ferry, virginia (1800-1858) john brown was hung in harpers ferry after capturing an armory advertisement upgrade to remove ads features john brown (1800-1859) anti.
Today is the 151th anniversary of the execution of john brown after his raid on on harper's ferry in october, which in many ways helped cause the civil war. In october of 1859, a group of anti-slavery extremists attacked the town of harpers ferry harpers ferry was part of virginia then today it is located in west virginia a man named john brown led the attack his group seized a gun factory and a center where the government kept military equipment. Find out more about the history of john brown's harpers ferry, including videos, interesting articles introduction author henry david thoreau was among those who spoke out in defense of john brown after his arrest following the harpers ferry raid. John brown's raid on harpers ferry (also known as john brown's raid or the raid on harpers ferry) was an effort by white abolitionist john brown to start an armed slave revolt in 1859 he attacked and captured the united states arsenal at harpers ferry. John brown was active in the abolition movement for decades before the civil war, and had earned a notorious reputation for his antislavery activities in kansas during the 1850s but he is best known to history for his raid on the federal arsenal at harpers ferry and his abortive attempt to spark a. After more than a year of planning, john brown conducted his raid on harpers ferry with only eighteen men, john brown terrorized the virginia town for three days, holding citizens as hostage inside the federal armory and waiting for slaves to flock to join his cause.
John brown leads raid on harpers ferry late on the night of october 16, 1859, john brown and twenty-one armed followers stole into the town of harper's ferry, virginia (now west virginia) as most of its residents slept. John brown and the raid on harpers ferry by: kara rockwell october 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of john brown's raid on harpers ferry sources for the introduction fiery vision: the life and death of john brown by clinton cox. Stories john brown's raid john brown believed he could free the slaves, and he selected harpers ferry as his starting point determined to seize the 100,000 weapons at the arsenal and to use the blue ridge mountains for guerrilla warfare. Harpers ferry raid: harpers ferry raid, (october 16-18, 1859), assault by an armed band of abolitionists led by john brown on the federal armoury located at harpers ferry, virginia (now in west virginia) it was a main precipitating incident to the american civil war the raid on harpers ferry. The tribunal: responses to john brown and the harpers ferry raid responses to john brown and the harpers ferry raid following an erudite overview that proffers an excellent introduction to john brown and the harpers ferry raid of october 1859.
Harper's ferry before john brown's raid on october 16, 1859 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 the south he would seize the arms and ammunition in the federal arsenal, arm. Harpers ferry raid harpers ferry raid the harpers ferry raid from 16 to 18 october 1859 was led by the abolitionist john brown brown captured the us arsenal at harpers ferry, virginia (subsequently west virginia), at the confluence of the potomac and shenandoah rivers. On the night of october 16, 1859, john brown led a group of radical abolitionists against the us arsenal at harpers ferry in jefferson county, virginia, with the purpose of arming and inciting a slave rebellion. The only surviving member of john brown's original army of liberation at the battle of harpers ferry osborne anderson and the john brown raid (1979. An introduction john brown's raid on harpers ferry 'ohn brown's raid on harpers ferry before reading, have the students fold on the dotted line to reveal only the question use this as an opportunity for discussion pose the question.
John brown's raid on harpers ferry: a brief history with documents earle's introduction and his collection of documents demonstrate the evolution of brown's abolitionist strategies and the symbolism john brown's raid on harpers ferry is often the topic of study in classrooms and.