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Due to its proximity to the state, North Carolinians were frightened by John Brown's Harpers Ferry raid. Between 1840 and 1857 North Carolinians engaged in erratic activities such as intercepting antislavery mail and harassing known abolitionists. North Carolina residents Hinton Rowan embarrassed residents to intensified anti-abolitionist efforts with the publication of 'The Impending Crisis.' Reaction to the raid was especially strong in the Piedmont, though the harassment of blacks and abolitionist whites was present throughout the state.