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Harpers Ferry: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Harpers Ferry" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    abolition, armory, Harpers Ferry, insurrection, John Brown, raid, riot.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.
  • Try variations on names or terms. John Brown was sometimes referred to as Old Brown, Captain Brown or Osawatomie Brown.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America