John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry


marines storming the engine house during John Brown's raid. Photo by MPI/Getty Images

John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, set out to create an armed revolution of emancipated slaves. Instead, it became a tipping point leading to the U.S. Civil War.

Topics in this Podcast: Missouri Compromise, U.S. civil war, 19th century, slavery, American Civil War, what the Civil War was about