John Brown, Part 2A
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In Part 2A of our portrait of John Brown, we pick up in the aftermath of Bleeding Kansas and follow John Brown as he recruits, fund-raises, and prepares for his game-changing raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.   We look at the political situation going into the raid and see Brown continue to build a reputation as the nation's foremost militant abolitionist.

Though we had originally intended to finish up the series with this episode, it ended up a little longer than originally planned, so it will released as Part 2A today and Part 2B in the near future.  Thank you to everyone for your patience and support.  Email any questions or comments about the show to

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