Issue section book reviews the tribunal represents an invaluable addition to the current body of work on john brown the controversial white abolitionist who was hanged after his failed attempt to end slavery by attacking harpers ferry in 1859 the title does not refer to the virginia jury which found brown guilty of murder treason and . The tribunal responses to john brown and the harpers ferry raid skillfully edited by john stauffer and zoe trodd allows us to experience firsthand the debate that brown generated during his lifetime reprinted in this bountiful volume are dozens of 19th century writings letters speeches articles poems diary entries that bring this important debate aliveit demonstrates just how central john brown was to the cultural and political life of his time. The tribunal responses to john brown and the harpers ferry raid ed by john stauffer and zoe trodd belknap press 2012 570 pages 3995 hardcover the john harvard library e451 since his 1859 raid and his subsequent execution confusion about whether to esteem john brown as an inspiring martyr and freedom fighter or to disdain him as a fanatic terrorist has not abated with the passage of time. The tribunal responses to john brown and the harpers ferry raid stauffer john trodd zoe 9780674048850 books amazonca. The tribunal responses to john brown and the harpers ferry raid 2012 when john brown led 21 men in an attack on the federal arsenal at harpers ferry on october 16 1859 he envisioned a biblical uprising of millions of armed bondsmen thus ridding the nation of the scourge of slavery the insurrection did not happen
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