John Brown as Terrorist and Guerrilla
Small Wars & Insurgencies
John Brown is usually not considered to have been a terrorist, and even recent
analyses of his activities consider him to be a guerrilla fighter or insurgent
in his activities in Kansas. Brown, however, meets the criteria of a terrorist
more than a guerrilla fighter when his activities in the Kansas Territory are
considered. His raid on Harpers Ferry, however, is more in line with guerrilla
operations or insurgent activities.
terrorism; John Brown; slavery; Kansas Territory; Harpers Ferry
Brenda J. Lutz and James M. Lutz (2014).
John Brown as Terrorist and Guerrilla. Small Wars & Insurgencies.25 (5/6), 1039-1054.