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John Brown's Body

8 EpisodesProduced by Alexander BaggettWebsite

A narrative history of the life and adventures of John Brown in the 12 years leading up to his fateful raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alexander-baggett/support

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Episode 7: A Crime Against Kansas and the Caining of Charles Sumner

September 9th, 2020

27:26

The violence in Kansas is now spilling over into Washington, as one of the most famous examples of partisan politics in America takes place on the …

Episode 6: The Wakarusa War/The Kikapoo Rangers

August 23rd, 2020

29:19

John Brown and his boys finally arrive in Lawrence to defend the outnumbered free-soilers. Ruffians murder one more Free-statesman, and John Brown …

Episode 5: Radical/A Lot of Walking/ Recipe for a Civil War/ The Beginning of the Wakarusa War

May 7th, 2020

27:18

John Brown makes a bold statement to the Convention of Radical Abolitionists and begins his ascent into Kansas. Then the political tensions in the …

Episode 4: How to Move West in 1855/How to Win an Election in Kansas

April 13th, 2020

30:41

We follow John Brown's five sons as they make the harrowing voyage west to make a new home in Kansas. Then we follow the first-hand accounts in three …

Episode 3: Bad Timing/The Trial of Anthony Burns/A Boston Ballad, By Walt Whitman

April 1st, 2020

27:03

In this episode we find out the whereabouts of 'Ol John Brown; the fate of Anthony Burns; and we hear an obscure poem by Walt Whitman inspired by the events which take place during this episode. Please enjoy!

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Episode 2: Sent from Heaven/Beginning of the End/The Arrest of Anthony Burns

March 28th, 2020

23:43

John Brown escapes his creditors by answering another man's prayers. Meanwhile, the Antebellum South continues to suck really hard as they tighten their grasp on the American people. And finally, part 1 of the two-part …

Episode 1: An Ambitious Proposal/John Brown Plays the Markets

March 19th, 2020

24:32

We begin our story in a gloomy industrial quarter of Springfield Massachusetts, 1847. 

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John Brown's Body: Introduction

March 19th, 2020

2:48

An introduction to my "Social Distancing Project"

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