John Brown

Display Name: 
John Brown
Sort Name: 
Brown, John
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Dead
Date of Birth: 
Friday, May 9, 1800
Origin: 
Connecticut
Cause of Death: 
Executed
Biography: 

The radical abolitionist John Brown fought against slavery in the West before carrying out the raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859 that was intended to inspire a slave rebellion in the South. In this novel, Ike McCaslin holds him up as a hero: "one simple enough to believe that horror and outrage were first and last simply horror and outrage and crude enough to act upon that" (270-71).

Ontological Status: 
Historical/Real
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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