John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights (eBook, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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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 : Vintage Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
An authoritative new examination of John Brown and his deep impact on American history. Bancroft Prize-winning cultural historian David S. Reynolds presents an informative and richly considered new exploration of the paradox of a man steeped in the Bible but more than willing to kill for his abolitionist cause. Reynolds locates Brown within the currents of nineteenth-century life and compares him to modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: John Brown; John Brown
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David S Reynolds
ISBN: 9780307486660 0307486664
OCLC Number: 607125529
Description: 1 online resource (597 pages) : illustrations
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.

Abstract:

An authoritative new examination of John Brown and his deep impact on American history. Bancroft Prize-winning cultural historian David S. Reynolds presents an informative and richly considered new exploration of the paradox of a man steeped in the Bible but more than willing to kill for his abolitionist cause. Reynolds locates Brown within the currents of nineteenth-century life and compares him to modern terrorists, civil-rights activists, and freedom fighters. Ultimately, he finds neither a wild-eyed fanatic nor a Christ-like martyr, but a passionate opponent of racism so dedicated to eradicating slavery that he realized only blood could scour it from the country he loved. By stiffening the backbone of Northerners and showing Southerners there were those who would fight for their cause, he hastened the coming of the Civil War. This is a vivid and startling story of a man and an age on the verge of calamity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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