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Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army

Late on the evening of October 16, 1859, John Brown and his band of 18 raiders descended on Harpers Ferry at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. In an ill-fated attempt to incite a slave insurrection, they seized the federal arsenal, took hostages and retreated to a fire engine house where they barricaded themselves until a contingent of US Marines battered their way in on October 18. The raiders were routed, and several were captured. Soon after, they were tried, convicted and hanged. Among Browns raiders were five African Americans whose lives and deaths have long been overshadowed by their martyred leader and, even today, are little remembered. TwoJohn Copeland and Shields Greenwere executed. Two othersDangerfield Newby and Lewis Learydied at the scene. Newby, the first to go, was shot in the neck, then dismembered by townspeople and left for the hogs. He was trying to liberate his enslaved wife and children. Of the five, only Osborne Perry Anderson escaped and lived to publish the lone insider account of the event that, most historians agree, was a catalyst to the catastrophic Civil War that followed over the countrys original sin of slavery.Five for Freedomis the story of these five brave men, the circumstances in which they were born and how they came together at this time and place, grew to manhood and died. Their lives and deaths affected future generations, not just of their descendants, but of us all. It is a story that continues to resonate in the present....

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Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army Reviews

  • Dan Rosenblum

    A new look at John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, the parts of history that are often overlooked, such as the disastrous story of the the Kansas-Nebraska act and the Bloody Wars as people in favor of extending slavery to Kansas fought with those who opposed it. John Brown was supported by five African Americans who each had a different reason for supporting his almost futile battle, which survived as a symbol of courage and determination to end slavery by war if not by peaceful means. Meyer had ...more

  • Erica Brody

    Compelling account of five men who deserve to be remembered in the fight for civil rights.