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Harpers Ferry, Part 2: The Attack

  • Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

Tags U.S. History

03/21/2018Chris Calton

Season 2, Episode 21. 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. This episode is part 2 of 3 on John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

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