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By Albert Marrin

John Brown is a guy of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, enthusiast, and "the father of yank terrorism." a few have stated that it was once his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil battle inevitable.

Deeply non secular, Brown believed that God had selected him to correct the incorrect of slavery. He was once prepared to kill and die for anything smooth americans unanimously agree used to be a simply reason. And but he was once a non secular enthusiast and a staunch believer in "righteous violence," an unapologetic committer of family terrorism. Marrin brings 19th-century matters into the trendy area conveniently and beauty in a e-book that's certain to spark dialogue.

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Small wonder that out of one hundred people born in 1800, only sixty-four reached the age of six. Of the survivors, a mere ten made it to age forty-six. 39 So it was with the Browns. In September 1843, dysentery, a disease characterized by bloody diarrhea, struck the household. Caused by bacteria in impure drinking water, the disease sickened everyone, including Brown. In less than a month, it killed four of the Brown children, all between the ages of one and nine: Charles, Peter, Sarah, and Austin.

1821–1895 Jason, 1823–1912 Owen, 1824–1889 Frederick, 1827–1831 Ruth, 1829–1904 Frederick, 1830–1856 Unnamed son, 1832, died at birth Children born to Mary Ann Day Sarah, 1834–1843 Watson, 1835–1859 Salmon, 1836–1919 Charles, 1837–1843 Oliver, 1839–1859 Peter, 1840–1843 Austin, 1842–1843 Anne (Annie), 1843–1926 Amelia, 1845–1846 Sarah, 1846–1916 Ellen, 1848–1849 Unnamed son, 1852, died twenty-one days after birth Ellen, 1854–1916 What Manner of Man? John Brown impressed everyone he met, though not always favorably.

Gradually, the Industrial Revolution spread across the Atlantic Ocean. Steamboats and railroads began to carry passengers and cargo. In 1837, an American, Samuel F. B. Morse, invented the telegraph, a device for sending messages by means of wires and electric current. A replica of the Clermont, or North River Steamboat, the first commercially successful steamboat. (c. 1909) Rapid progress made it seem that anyone with a good idea and some money could get rich. “We are THE PEOPLE OF THE FUTURE,” optimists boasted.

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