The four people and events contributing to the basis of this paper are Thomas Jefferson, Horace Mann, John Dewey, and the court case of Brown vs.
For white Southerners, Brown was the worst possible nightmare: a fearless, committed abolitionist, armed, accompanied by blacks, and willing to die to end slavery.
Although abolitionist worked together and helped each other there were three that were the most recognizable. The future Republican governor of Massachusetts, John A.
Robert E. Oddly, while his creditors sued him, no one accused him of dishonesty or lacking integrity. Brown also contacted black leaders to help recruit free blacks.
A kidnapper wants a ransom; a hostage taker usually has "demands" that should be met; a robber simply wants money or goods and might be willing to kill for them.