Bleeding Kansas, John Brown, Beecher’s Bibles & Preacher Henry Ward Beecher

He was one of the most popular preachers in America in the middle 1800s.

His sister was Harriett Beecher Stowe, who wrote the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852.

His name was Henry Ward Beecher.

He purchased the chains that held abolitionist John Brown in prison, dragging them across the stage and stomping on them as he preached against slavery.

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