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He led a righteous crusade against the evils of slavery yet used horrifying violence to carry out his mission. Martyr, madman, and murderer, John Brown was an extremist who was as controversial and misunderstood in the mid-1800s as he is today. His execution at Harper's Ferry sparked a chain of events that led to the Civil War. Hear his story and gain fresh insight into a unique figure in American history.
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An American Hero

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Excellent version of the sory

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I use this with my 8th grade American Studies students. It opens with a powerful scene of Brown traveling in a wagon, sitting on his own coffin. This very much captures the students' interest. As the story progresses, it does an excellent job of showing the conflict Brown faced, as he tried to provide for his family and fulfill his vow to end slavery. This is an essential tale that must be understood in order to understand how the Civil War came to be.

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