Two hundred years after his birth, Americans still revere him as a martyr and loathe him as a fanatical murderer. What was he?
On December 2, 1859, a tall old man in a black coat, black pants, black vest, and black slouch hat climbed into a wagon and sat down on a black walnut box. The pants and coat were stained with blood; the box was his coffin; the old man was going to his execution. Read more »