John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War

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.