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

Author: Louis A DeCaro
Publisher: New York [u.a.] : New York University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This biography offers fresh insight into the life and actions of this renowned figure in American history.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis A DeCaro
ISBN: 081471921X 9780814719213
OCLC Number: 216902063
Description: xiii, 349 p. : ill. : 24 cm.
Contents: I A Power above Ourselves1 "And They Had No Comforter": John Brown and the "Everlasting Negro" Question 2 John Brown's Heritage 3 Revival, Resistance, and Abolition in the Time of John Brown II A Good Cause and a Sovereign God 4 The Early Years: Autobiography and History5 Millennial Hopes, Abolitionist Awakenings 6 "This Path of Life": From Ohio to Pennsylvania III Providence and Principle 7 Citizen Brown's Calvinist Community 8 The Pursuit of Success and the Disappointments of Providence 9 Of Vows and Tears IV In Times of Dif?culty10 Belted Knights and Practical Shepherds11 "We Are Tossing Up and Down" 12 The Practical Shepherd in Spring?eld V Big Dif?culties and Firm Footholds 13 A Cold and Snowy Canaan Land 14 "So We Go": Failed Ventures and Disappointing Outcomes15 "All the Encouragement in My Power" VI Enduring Hardness 16 Ohio and Beyond 17 "Kansas the Outpost": An Overview 18 Pottawatomie and the Fatherless VII I Will Raise a Storm 19 "The Language of Providence" 20 "This Spark of Fire" 21 "My Public Murder"
Responsibility: Louis A. DeCaro.
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"A welcome addition to the literature of John Brown." -Publishers Weekly "Traces the religious and political trajectory of John Brown not as the fanatic bent on waging war against the United States, Read more...

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