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

Author: Louis A DeCaro
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Brown; John Brown; John (Politiker) Brown; John Brown
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis A DeCaro
ISBN: 081471921X 9780814719213 0814719228 9780814719220
OCLC Number: 50091920
Description: xiii, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: 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 Read more...

 
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