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John Brown

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“It was his [John Brown’s] peculiar doctrine that a man has a

perfect right to interfere by force with the slaveholder, in order

to rescue the slave. I agree with him. They who are continually

shocked by slavery have some right to be shocked by the

violent death of the slaveholder, but such will be more shocked

by his life than by his death. I shall not be forward to think him

mistaken in his method who quickest succeeds to liberate the

slave.”—Henry David Thoreau

John Brown (1800–1859)

Printed at C & D Printshop, Chicago, IL.

This is #3 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.


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