This 1857 article from Kansas newspaper, The Herald of Freedom, recounts the life and actions of "Old Capt. John Brown" and his sons, John Brown, Jr., Jason Brown and Frederic Brown. The description of the family frames the men as "the most patriotic and enterprising of men" who were driven out of Kansas.
- Overall, does this article portray John Brown positively or negatively? Use two or three quotes from the text to support your answer.
- According to the author, what motivates John Brown?
"Pottowatomie Creek, Jan. 17th," The Herald of Freedom, Kansas, 7 February 1857. Courtesy of Library of Congress