John Brown S Trial

Author: Brian McGinty
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674035178
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Brian McGinty provides the first comprehensive account of the trial, which raised important questions about jurisdiction, judicial fairness, and the nature of treason under the American constitutional system.

John Brown S Body

Author: Jean Elizabeth, Poet Laureate Ward
ISBN: 1435746597
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Brown was hanged on Dec. 2, 1859. He became a martyr for many because of the dignity and sincerity that he displayed during his popular trial. Benet wrote "John Brown's Body," an epic about the Civil War.

American Political Trials

Author: Michal R. Belknap
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313286872
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Although significant, his case could not match the impact of John Brown's trial.
After the failure of Brown's 1859 attempt to spark a slave revolt by seizing the U.S.
arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, authorities, ignoring his doubtful sanity, hastily
dragged him before a judge and jury. Tried for insurrection, murder, and treason
against the Commonwealth of Virginia, he suffered swift conviction. Although
defeated legally. Brown managed, with a moving speech to the. a. John Oliver
Killens ...

John Brown S Raid On Harpers Ferry In American History

Author: R. Conrad Stein
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780766011236
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John Brown on Trial Initially, law enforcement officials pondered a tricky legal
question: Brown's raid occurred on Virginia soil, but he attacked an arsenal
owned by the federal government. Given this set of circumstances, should he be
tried in a federal or a state court? Governor Wise solved the problem by insisting
that Brown go to trial in Virginia and by Virginia courts. He reasoned that a state
trial would be speedier and a verdict of guilty would be more certain than if the
prisoner ...

John Brown S Virginia Raid

Author: Philip F. Rose
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466966882
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In this new book about John Brown, much emphasis was placed upon contemporary newspaper accounts and material obtained from various historical societies and museums.


Publisher: Social Studies
ISBN: 1560043229
Size: 76.69 MB
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John. Brown. • Fanatical abolitionist • “Pottawatomie massacre” • Raid on
Harpers Ferry • Trial and execution • “John Brown's Body” John Brown was a
fanatical abolitionist who, over the course of a few short years, helped hasten the
country's slide towards civil war. Born in 1800, he spent most of his life in New
York and Ohio, where he had undertaken a number of failed business ventures.
His rabid hatred of slavery led him to Kansas in the mid-1850s, where he first
gained notoriety ...

John Brown S Spy

Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300180497
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Describes the story of the man who was entrusted with all of the details of John Brown's plans to capture the Harper's Ferry armory in 1859 and how he was hunted down for a $1,000 bounty and tried as a spy.

John Brown Speaks

Author: Louis DeCaro Jr.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144223671X
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Paired with Louis DeCaro's narrative of the aftermath, trial, and execution of John Brown in Freedom's Dawn: The Last Days of John Brown in Virginia, this book preserves the first-hand experience of Brown as he gave his life for the ...

The John Brown Slavery Revolt Trial

Author: David DeVillers
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780766013858
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What, if anything, should John Brown's attorneys have done differently? 2. What,
if any, mistakes did the prosecution make? 3. If you were Judge Parker, what, if
anything, would you have done differently? 4. Did John Brown have a fair trial? 5.
Do you think John Brown was guilty of insurrection? Treason? Murder? 6. Should
John Brown have been tried in a federal court instead of a Virginia court? 7.
Would a jury in the North have convicted John Brown? 8. Should Governor Wise
have ...

Slavery On Trial

Author: Jeannine Marie DeLombard
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807887738
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A mere three years later, however, such charges would be terrifyingly vindicated
for many Southerners by John Brown's attack on the federal arsenal at Harpers
Ferry, Virginia.1 The prospect of a white-led, armed slave rebellion was
devastating enough, but sectional paranoia heightened when Virginia Governor
Henry A. Wise's investigation turned up a cache of incriminating letters between
Brown and prominent abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass and the ''Secret
Six,'' a ...