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John Brown's Raid
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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1859 raid to seize 100,000 muskets and other arms from a Federal arsenal in an attempt to arm slaves for an uprising; Brown and most of men 21 men were killed or captured by Robert E. Lee amongst others
  • To be sure, ultimate freedom and assimilation was the ideal before the leaders, but the assertion of the manhood rights of the Negro by himself was the main reliance, and John Brown's raid was the extreme of its logic.
    Chapter 3 (42% in)

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