Good Boy with a Gun: The Tragic Story of Will Leeman, A Harper’s Ferry Raider
In this episode, Lou does a deep dive into the story of William Leeman, the youngest of John Brown's Harper's Ferry raiders. From his origins in Maine to Kansas and his enlistment in John Brown's army, we look at the story of a young man with feet of iron and clay, whose death in Virginia in 1859 resonates with the racist gun violence and mass killings that grip our nation today.
A special note of thanks is due H. Scott Wolfe, for providing his extensive research on Leeman, the work of many years and many miles. This episode is produced in his honor.
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