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"Fire from the midst of you" : a religious life of John Brown

Verfasser/in: Louis A DeCaro
Verlag: New York : New York University Press, ©2002.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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John Brown is usually remembered as a terrorist whose unbridled hatred of slavery drove him to the ill-fated raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in 1859. This book explores Brown's unusual family  Weiterlesen…

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Gattung/Form: Biography
History
Name: John Brown; John Brown; John Brown; John (Politiker) Brown
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Louis A DeCaro
ISBN: 081471921X 9780814719213 0814719228 9780814719220
OCLC-Nummer: 50091920
Beschreibung: xiii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhalt: Reconfiguring sainthood --
I: A power above ourselves --
"And they had no comforter": John Brown and the "everlasting Negro" question --
John Brown's heritage --
Revival, resistance, and abolition in the time of John Brown --
II: A good cause and a sovereign God --
The early years: autobiography and history --
Millennial hopes, abolitionist awakenings --
"This path of life": from Ohio to Pennsylvania --
III: Providence and principle --
Citizen Brown's calvinist community --
The pursuit of success and the disappointments of providence --
Of vows and tears --
IV: In times of difficulty --
Belted knights and practical shepherds --
"We are tossing up and down" --
The practical shepherd in Springfield --
V: Big difficulties and firm footholds --
A cold and snowy canaan land --
"So we go": failed ventures and disappointing outcomes --
"All the encouragement in my power" --
VI: Enduring hardness --
Ohio and beyond --
"Kansas the outpost": an overview --
Pottawatomie and the fatherless --
VII: I will raise a storm --
"The language of providence" --
"This spark of fire" --
"My public murder" --
A saint's rest.
Verfasserangabe: Louis A. DeCaro, Jr.
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"DeCaro's challenging book depicts [John Brown] as a man ahead of his time.... From its title (a line from Ezekiel) to its last line, Fire from the Midst of You brings to life an austere time when Weiterlesen…

 
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