Jonathan Earle

Jonathan Earle, dean of the LSU Ogden Honors College, is an historian of American politics and culture who focuses on the early republic and antebellum periods. He is the author of numerous books and articles including John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry: A Brief History with Documents (2008); Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil (2005); Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border (2013); and the Routledge Atlas of African American History (2000, 2022). A native of suburban Washington, DC, he now lives in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

April 18, 2023

Iconic Locations: Harpers Ferry

Long before Harpers Ferry, Virginia became the emotional halfway point for Appalachian Trail thru hikers, it was a site of great promise for the United States in the years after the Revolutionary War. Americans like Thomas J…