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Sectional conflict: regional differences

AP.USH: ARC (Theme), KC‑5.1.II.A (KC), KC‑5.1.II.B (KC), KC‑5.2.I.A (KC), KC‑5.2.I.B (KC), KC‑5.2.I.C (KC), SOC (Theme), Unit 5: Learning Objective E, Unit 5: Learning Objective F


“I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land can never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed, it might be done.”
-Source: Last written words before Brown’s execution, 1859
A historian would most likely use this passage to illustrate which of the following?
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