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The trial of John Brown, radical abolitionist
Tackach, James.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, [1998]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Focuses on the trial of the abolitionist who was hanged for treason and murder following his attempt to capture a military arsenal and arm the slaves for revolt.
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E451 .T117 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Gr 7 Up-A concise, organized look at the events that led up to the raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown's trial, and his execution. Beginning with some background on Brown and the political situation of the day, the book tells of the passion this man had for abolishing slavery. His upbringing and religious beliefs and how they contributed to his radical actions are explored. After this introduction, the story of the crime and trial unfolds. Not only will readers gain an understanding of Brown's beliefs and actions, but they will also receive a broad history lesson on the late 1800s in America. Sidebars with information on American slavery, a history of Harpers Ferry, and the witnesses to the hanging, etc., appear throughout the book. Black-and-white photographs, drawings, and reproductions illustrate the text and identify key people of the period.‘Allison Trent Bernstein, Blake Middle School, Medfield, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.