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Why did the Gibsons want to hurt the Bradwells in Who Comes with Cannons?

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Why did the Gibsons want to hurt the Bradwells in Who Comes with Cannons?

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The Gison's wanted to hurt the Bardwells because the family had opposing ideas about slavery. The Bardwells help slaves escape through the underground railroad, and the Gibsons, violently opposed to Quakers, are also violently opposed to slaves escaping through the underground railroad. 

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