PODCAST: Why We Are All John Brown

Welcome to another installment of the HISTORYDOJO PODCAST SERIES!

Today we are looking at the story of John Brown, abolitionist preacher and violent enemy of slavery.

The question we are asking today is, “Was John Brown a hero or a Madman?”

John Brown is a curious character from U.S. History. His violence contributed to the start of the Civil War. Was he a hero for resisting slavery? Was he crazy for becoming brutally violent against his neighbors? Your answer to this question reveals a lot about the importance of history, as well as who you are.

In this episode:

1. The story of John Brown’s Raid on Pottawatomie, Kansas.

2. The controversy surrounding John Brown’s legacy.

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Author: Tyler Rust

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