Brown, John (18001859)

Brown, John, American slavery abolitionist; settled in Kansas, and resolutely opposed the project of making it a slave state; in the interest of emancipation, with six others, seized on the State armoury at Harper's Ferry in hope of a rising, entrenched himself armed in it, was surrounded, seized, tried, and hanged (18001859).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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