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From Chatham to Harper’s Ferry

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Title:From Chatham to Harper’s Ferry
Landon, Fred   
(20 of 35 for author by title)
Henry Bibb, a Colonizer
From Cattle Boat to Passenger Steamer
Published:   1919
Publisher:Canadian Magazine, Volume LIII, #6, 1919
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, history, slavery, American Civil War

The story of the ill-fated raid on Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia in 1859. The plan was first conceived of in Chatham, Ontario and included several citizens of Upper Canada, both white and black. While the raid had noble foundations, it was a dismal failure. The raid became a significant factor in the leadup to the American Civil War. [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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