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Avey, Elijah (fl. 1906) The Capture and execution of John Brown: A tale of martyrdom

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.215 Author/Creator: Avey, Elijah (fl. 1906) Place Written: Elgin, Illinois Type: Books Date: 1906 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Avey gives an eye witness account. Printed by the Brethren Publishing House, Elgin, Illinois.

People: Avey, Elijah, fl. 1906.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: Death, Death Penalty, Criminals and Outlaws, Law, John Brown, Slavery, Abolition, African American History

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