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John Brown still lives! : America's long reckoning with violence, equality, & change

Author: R Blakeslee Gilpin
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tracing Brown's legacy through writers and artists like Thomas Hovenden, W.E.B. Du Bois, Robert Penn Warren, Jacob Lawrence, Kara Walker, and others, Blake Gilpin transforms Brown from an object of endless manipulation into a dynamic medium for contemporary beliefs about the process and purpose of the American republic."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Brown; John Brown; John Brown
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Blakeslee Gilpin
ISBN: 9780807835012 0807835013
OCLC Number: 706677594
Description: xiii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : cause and consequence : John Brown in nineteenth-century America --
Some definite plan : the early life of John Brown --
The final arbiter : Bleeding Kansas and the creation of the old hero --
Not buried but planted : cultivating the legend of John Brown --
A saint in suspense : competing visions of John Brown --
Discrimination and destiny : John Brown and the NAACP --
The soul rests : Stephen Vincent Benét and the silencing of John Brown's body --
The fugitive imagination : a John Brown for the old South --
Revising Kansas : John Steuart Curry and the fanaticism of John Brown --
Together under arms : Jacob Lawrence paints Black history --
Epilogue. Climax and harbinger : a life as a common cause.
Responsibility: R. Blakeslee Gilpin.

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"[Gilpin] illuminates how the memory of John Brown inspired white and black Americans. . . to understand the relationship between violence, equality, and social change."--"Journal of the North Read more...

 
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