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In committing to abolishing slavery Brown put himself in leagues with the likes of Frederick Douglas and Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. By 1851 Brown had left his wife on the farm in New York State and made his way to Kansas, a hot bed for both slavery and the anti-slavery movements. After 1851 he visited his farm in New York State only seven times. His name wouldn’t have become such a household word if he hadn’t initiated an ill- conceived attack on the Depot/Armory at Harper’s Ferry in
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Unformatted text preview: what is today West Virginia. When Brown’s plans went awry - his supporters didn’t materialize - he was captured, imprisoned in Charleston, tried and hung. At his request, his body was returned to his hill farm in New York State for burial. Twelve comrades-in-arms were buried with him, two of them his sons, both killed at Harper’s Ferry....
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2009 for the course ENVE 2010 taught by Professor Prof.katz during the Spring '09 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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