John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War

Monday, November 07, 2011

Tony Horwitz talks about John Brown, the abolitionist whose raid on Harpers Ferry led to the Civil War. Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War tells the true story of the raid—plotted in secret, launched in the dark, it was a pivotal moment in U.S. history. Unlike most abolitionists, he was willing to take up arms, after Brown's capture, his defiant eloquence galvanized the North and appalled the South.


Tony Horwitz

Comments [3]

The Truth from Becky

An extremely brave and necessary achievement for the time.

Nov. 07 2011 01:22 PM
David Keeton from new york, formerly from Kansas


(ohh sah what ohh mee)

Where the (Marais des Cygnes) Osage river meets the Potowatomie

In an area previously occupied by the Osage and Patowatomi Indians.

Nov. 07 2011 01:18 PM
fuva from Harlemworld

Troubled soul? He was troubled by troubling things.
He was an extremely convicted personality -- like Steve Jobs, etc. and many other high achievers. But the insanity angle, like Horwitz says, really seems a lame attempt to dismiss.

Nov. 07 2011 01:18 PM

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