John Brown


The story of John Brown is one that has been rewritten and reinterpreted multiple times.  Your task in class today is to find out who the real John Brown is.  Was he a Martyr or a Murderer, or somewhere in between.  Follow the steps below to find out more about Brown's life, raid on Pottawatomie, and attack at  Harper's Ferry.

 

John Brown's Background - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1550.html

 

Additional Background on his childhood - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/brown/peopleevents/pande01.html

 

Pottawatomie Massacre - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/brown/peopleevents/pande07.html

 

Harper's Ferry Raid  - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/brown/peopleevents/pande09.html

 

Letters to John Brown - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/brown/filmmore/reference/primary/index.html

 

Address of John Brown to the Virginia Court. - http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/documents/documents_p2.cfm?doc=36