Osawatomie Brown

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Osawatomie Brown is a play, by Kate Edwards, about John Brown's struggle with pro-slavery forces in Kansas which brought him national attention and made him a hero to many Northern abolitionists. With only two dozen men he successfully defended the free-soil town of Osawatomie, Kansas (on August 30) against an attack of about 400 men, earning him the nickname "Osawatomie Brown." Brown's play premiered just two weeks after Brown's execution.[1]


  1. ^ Stafford, Ihn; Stafford, Susan (February 1937). "An Old Play on John Brown, by Kate Edwards.". Kansas Historical Quarterly 6 (1): 34–59. Retrieved 23 July 2011.