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John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights

Author: David S Reynolds
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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John Brown, the controversial Abolitionist who used terrorist tactics against slavery, single-handedly changed the course of American history. This biography by critic and cultural biographer Reynolds brings to life the Puritan warrior who gripped slavery by the throat and triggered the Civil War. When does principled resistance become anarchic brutality? How can a murderer be viewed as a heroic freedom fighter? The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reynolds, David S., 1948-
John Brown, abolitionist.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005
(OCoLC)607561815
Named Person: John Brown; John Brown, Politiker.; John Brown
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David S Reynolds
ISBN: 0375411887 9780375411885
OCLC Number: 55955469
Description: x, 578 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The party --
The puritan --
The pioneer --
The patriarch --
The pauper --
The plan --
Pottawatomie --
Pariah and legend --
The promoter --
Plotting multiculturally --
Practice --
Preparation --
Problems --
Pilloried, prosecuted, and praised --
The passion --
Positions and politics --
The prophet --
Posterity.
Responsibility: David S. Reynolds.
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John Brown, the controversial Abolitionist who used terrorist tactics against slavery, single-handedly changed the course of American history. This biography by critic and cultural biographer Reynolds brings to life the Puritan warrior who gripped slavery by the throat and triggered the Civil War. When does principled resistance become anarchic brutality? How can a murderer be viewed as a heroic freedom fighter? The case of John Brown opens windows on these timely issues. Reynolds demonstrates that Brown's most violent acts--his slaughter of unarmed citizens in Kansas, his liberation of slaves in Missouri, and his dramatic raid, in October 1859, on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia--were inspired by the slave revolts, guerrilla warfare, and revolutionary Christianity of the day. He shows us how Brown seized the nation's attention, creating sudden unity in the North and infuriating the South. He reveals the true depth of Brown's achievement: not only did Brown spark the war that ended slavery, but he planted the seeds of the civil rights movement by making a pioneering demand for complete social and political equality for America's ethnic minorities.

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