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John Brown's war against slavery

Author: Robert E McGlone
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on both new and neglected evidence, this book reconstructs Old John Brown's aborted "war" to free the 3.8 million slaves in the American South before the Civil War. It critiques misleading sources that either exalt Brown's "heroism" and noble purpose or condemn his "monomania" and "lawlessness". McGlone explains the sources of his obsession with slavery and his notorious crime at Pottawatomie Creek in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie
biografi
Named Person: John Brown; John Brown; John Brown; John Brown, Politiker.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E McGlone
ISBN: 9780521514439 0521514436 9781107617964 1107617960
OCLC Number: 276338125
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009.
Description: x, 451 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: An exalted defeat --
pt. I. Inclinations of head and heart. The connection --
First son --
pt. II. Rebirth. Pilgrim --
Steward --
Terroriser --
pt. III. Jeremiads. Monomaniac --
God's reaper --
pt. IV. Strategies. Propagandist --
Conspirator --
Insurrectionist --
Witness --
pt. V. Messages. God's emissary.
Responsibility: Robert E. McGlone.

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McGlone reconstructs John Brown's aborted 'war' to free the 3.8 million slaves in the American South before the Civil War.  Read more...

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'Robert McGlone, in his compelling new study of John Brown, has resituated a major figure in American history. John Brown's War on Slavery carefully dissects the ideals and motives of the Read more...

 
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