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John Brown
A discussion on John Brown, a pre American Civil War terrorist.
# 86664 | 900 words | 5 sources | 2005 | US

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This paper examines the life of John Brown, his actions before the Civil War; the insurrection he led on Harper's Ferry and its aftermath. The paper analyzes how he was named a terrorist, and how he murdered numerous civilians, including at least one of those he claimed to be wanting to help with his effort to create a separate state for freed slaves.

From the Paper:

"In the era leading up to the Civil War, slave-owners and abolitionists clashed openly. One individual led a band of abolitionist believers in a series of raids, openly beginning a small war because the North was not yet ready to challenge the South. He would be identified later as the Father of Terrorism, taking unilateral action to impose his views and to attack the U.S. military as a move to take territory under his control. He was John Brown. John Brown, known as the scourge of Kansas, led 18 followers, black and white, in a raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia. His intent was to capture the armory there, distribute arms to the slaves, and create a black republic in the mountains of Virginia. The group was partially successful, but no slaves joined them and Brown was captured after a two-day siege."

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