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The Trial of John Brown

"The Trial of John Brown, at Charlestown, Virginia, for Treason and Murder." Sketched by Porte Crayon (David Strother). A stricken John Brown is depicted in the center of the courtroom. 1859. Historic Photo Collection, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

Some historians feel that John Brown used his access to the press to influence not only public opinion but writers such as Thoreau, Emerson, Longfellow, and Louisia May Alcott.

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Learn more: Read the complete text of the trial
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/johnbrown/browntrial.html

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