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The secret six : the true tale of the men who conspired with John Brown

Author: Edward Renehan
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Most Americans know that John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia - a raid he believed would ignite a bloody slave revolution - was one of the events that sparked the Civil War. But very few know the story of how Brown was covertly aided by a circle of prosperous and privileged Northeasterners who supplied him with money and weapons, and, before the raid, even hid him in their homes while authorities sought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Überfall (1859)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Renehan, Edward, 1956-
Secret six.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©1995
(OCoLC)607750416
Online version:
Renehan, Edward, 1956-
Secret six.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©1995
(OCoLC)622957562
Named Person: John Brown; John Brown; John (Politiker) Brown; John Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Renehan
ISBN: 051759028X 9780517590287
OCLC Number: 31605534
Description: x, 308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The secret unspoken --
A dream of mountains --
The chevalier --
One bright, clear flash --
Fugitives --
Riot --
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God --
Sharp's Rights of the people --
Gideon --
To shame into nobleness unmanly youth --
Enter Hugh Forbes --
Troubling Israel --
An evil hour --
The reputed New England humanitarians --
Manifesto --
The stuff of which martyrs are made --
Harpers Ferry --
The steel trap --
Fantasies of escape --
The not so secret six --
The dirge of the cataract --
The committee --
Machines --
The true believer --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Secret 6
Responsibility: Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
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Most Americans know that John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia - a raid he believed would ignite a bloody slave revolution - was one of the events that sparked the Civil War. But very few know the story of how Brown was covertly aided by a circle of prosperous and privileged Northeasterners who supplied him with money and weapons, and, before the raid, even hid him in their homes while authorities sought Brown on a murder charge. The men called themselves the Secret Six. The Secret Six included Thomas Wentworth Higginson, minister, author, and editor of the Atlantic Monthly; Samuel Howe, world-famous physician; Theodore Parker, the Unitarian minister whose rhetoric helped shape Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; Franklin Sanborn, an educator and close friend of Emerson and Thoreau; and the immensely wealthy Gerrit Smith and George Luther Stearns.--Book jacket.

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