The Pottawatomie Massacre

By: Chris Calton
Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2

In response to the Sack of Lawrence and the Caning of Charles Sumner, radical John Brown took matters into his own hands by murdering five pro-slavery settlers. With this, Brown ushered in the wave of violence Kansas would see in the summer of 1856.

Chris Calton gives a revisionist look at the antebellum period leading up to the Civil War. This is the eighth episode in the second season of Historical Controversies.

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