Avenging Angel: John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry, 1895, Ron Field.
Looks at John Brown's failed raid on the US Armoury at Harper's Ferry,
in which an attempt to steal weapons and start a widespread slave
uprising collapsed into a short-lived and rather one sided siege.
Despite the small scale of this raid, it had massive political
implications and played a part in the slide into Civil War.
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