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Canadian Negroes and the John Brown Raid

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Title:Canadian Negroes and the John Brown Raid
Landon, Fred   
(8 of 16 for author by title)
Canadian Negroes and the Rebellion of 1837
The Buxton Settlement in Canada
Published:   1921
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, history, non-fiction, American Civil War

John Brown's raid on Harpers' Ferry in 1859 was a failure for a number of reasons but was one of the events that led to the American Civil War. Fred Landon relates the beginnings of the raid, from the initial planning in Chatham, Ontario in 1858 and how several Canadians of escaped slave origins played a key role in the affair. [Suggest a different description.]

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Fred Landon (1880-1969) was a Canadian historian. He worked as journalist and a librarian and then was hired by the University of Western Ontario. 25 years later he was Dean of graduate studies. Landon wrote books and articles on the history of early Ontario. Some of his notable articles studied the history of African Canadians in Upper Canada. (Ontario Historical Society)

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