In the time of Bleeding Kansas, a period of some of the most intense internal strife in US history, abolitionist John Brown was at the center of attention. His capture of Harpers Ferry and his public execution made him a symbol of the conflict within the nation, and it pushed the antislavery movement into the spotlight. Through speaking and through combat, the abolitionist spirit of John Brown divided America even further during the antebellum period. His great influence split up people for and against anti-slavery, both during his life and after his execution.
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