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 extensive archives, the VHS has created an exhibit that explores John Brown's life and actions at the Federal Armory at Harpers Ferry. Each section contains a brief essay, accompanied by images that talk about the raid itself, Brown's execution, and the aftermath. Visitors are also encouraged to leave their own thoughts on Brown here via an email form.
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