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Brown, John, 1800-1859.


Death or Liberty: Gabriel, Nat Turner, and John Brown

Placed online by the Library of Virginia, this site is a companion to the concluded physical exhibition of the same name. The online exhibition features transcripts and high-quality digital images of over 60 documents concerning acts of resistance to slavery in Virginia between the American Revolution and the Civil War. These are offered in four sections, the first of which discusses some of the...
The Portent: John Brown's Raid in American History

John Brown's place and portrayal throughout American history has swung all over the ideological map. Some have sought to portray him as a radical madman, and others have claimed he was just a peaceful man pushed to the edge. This thoughtful exhibit from the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) is designed to complement an in situ exhibit which took place in early 2010. Drawing on images in their...