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His Soul Goes Marching on: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid

His Soul Goes Marching on Much has been written about John Brown and his ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry, but as Brown himself recognized, his power would be greater in death than in life. This is the first book length examination of Brown's legacy: what different segment of American society, with their differing aspirations, fears, and purposes, made of Brown's attempt to foment a slave rebellion and his subsequent trial and execution.

Important places

Harpers Ferry (95)


Jefferson (97)


West Virginia (543)


United States (64,950)

Other geographical areas

Allegheny Plateau (173)
Appalachian Mountains (1,111)