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Slavery on TrialLaw, Abolitionism, and Print Culture$
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Jeannine Marie DeLombard

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830864

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807887738_delombard

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All Done Brown at Last

All Done Brown at Last

Illustrating Harpers Ferry

(p.199) Conclusion All Done Brown at Last
Slavery on Trial

Jeannine Marie DeLombard

University of North Carolina Press

This conclusion analyzes John Brown's treason trial in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Frank Leslie's published several illustrations of Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry and its legal aftermath. The raid on Harpers Ferry was the last and most sensational of the era's legal crises over slavery, marking the end of abolitionist efforts to construct antebellum print culture as a forum for interracial political collaboration and black civic agency.

Keywords:   John Brown, treason trial, Harpers Ferry, slavery, abolitionist, antebellum, print culture, civic agency

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