John Brown's Body

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

153 years ago today, the body of abolitionist John Brown passed through New York City. Tony Horwitz, author of Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, explains what he meant to the city.


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Comments [5]

Harlan Barnhart from Brooklyn

Don't forget institutional slavery was legal in New York state nearly twice as long as in Georgia. History is always more complicated than convenient.

Dec. 04 2012 08:45 PM

How interesting, another good job Mike & tony)

Dec. 04 2012 01:48 PM
H Bea

In the future if you want to compare past Home grown terrorism in the US maybe go to the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Federal building by a Christian, Timothy McVeigh instead of the 9/11 or at least include it as an example. It makes you sound smarter and more nuanced. Less Fox news.

Dec. 04 2012 11:46 AM
fuva from harlemworld

Yes, had the same problem with this latest portrayal of Lincoln. There's no reference to the complexity of his racial views.

Dec. 04 2012 11:37 AM

NJ still had slavery at the start of the civil war

Dec. 04 2012 11:28 AM

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