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Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War

Author: Tony Horwitz
Publisher: Detroit : Gale/Cengage Learning, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Biography : English : Large printView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the 1859 raid by radical abolitionist John Brown on Harpers Ferry, revealing how his acts, deemed terrorism by the South, prompted a counterattack by Robert E. Lee and galvanized Northern supporters during Lincoln's election campaign.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Brown; John Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Horwitz
ISBN: 9780872721838 0872721833 9781594135507 1594135509
OCLC Number: 808806931
Notes: Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2011.
Description: 659 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: October 16, 1859 --
pt. 1. The road to Harpers Ferry --
School of adversity --
I consecrate my life --
A warlike spirit --
First blood --
Secret service --
This spark of fire --
pt. 2. Into Africa --
My invisibles --
Into the breach --
I am nearly disposed of now --
pt. 3. They will Brown us all --
His despised poor --
A full fountain of bedlam --
So let it be done --
Dissevering the ties that bind us --
Epilogue: Immortal raiders.
Responsibility: Tony Horwitz.

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Chronicles the 1859 raid by radical abolitionist John Brown on Harpers Ferry, revealing how his acts, deemed terrorism by the South, prompted a counterattack by Robert E. Lee and galvanized Northern supporters during Lincoln's election campaign.

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