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On October 16 1859 John Brown led a raid on a federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry Virginia The results were disastrous for Brown and his self-recruited army of 18 men The events that followed were to speed our divided nation into a civil war This event turned a country on each other and made Brown a martyr In this paper I will break down the newspapers feeling thoughts and ideas as they apply to Browns raid up through his execution In my researching the newspapers of the time period I decided to draw information from two sources of the time to formulate my argument I choose The New York Times and Harpers Weekly I found that the New York Times covered the event from the beginning until the end with the end happing to be Browns execution Both papers gave you an intimate look at Brown what happen during the raid trial and described the scene of the execution In using reporting from the new York times and some supplemental reporting of Harpers Weekly on the raid at Harpers Ferry I will attempt to construct an overview of the events the attitude towards brown and the fragile nature of America political landscape The New York Times did the most comprehensive reporting on the Raid through the execution Harpers Weekly reports were spread out due to it being a weekly publication Harpers Weekly did however cover the events extensively when the trial first began Both periodicals report the beginning of the raid with excited curiosity The New York Times did maintain a neutral view and only reported factual information Harpers Weekly used a more opinionated report using quotes from people on scene to carry its message on the raid With the majority of the opinionated reporting coming from people on the scene of the raid reaching the newspapers first it became apparent that this event was going to become a
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