Chapter 14. CRISIS, 1850’S. 1850. Expansion, growth . 1850. 23 mil. Wealthier Industry (2 nd ) Exports Slave south?. NATIONAL IDENTITY. American Renaissance Moby Dick, Scarlet Letter Douglass Brutality Uncle Tom’s Cabin Action . SLAVERY. Conflict Hottest issue. SOCIETY.
The execution by hanging of John Brown, December 2, 1859 is depicted in this popular image in a northern newspaper as a solemn military occasion. Southerners were angered and alarmed by popular northern opinion that regarded Brown as a martyr rather than as a terrorist.SOURCE:Frank Leslie ’s Illustrated Newspaper ,December 10,1859.Library of Congress.