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Sons of providence : the Brown brothers, the slave trade and the revolution

Author: Charles Rappleye
Publisher: New York ; London : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster paperback edView all editions and formats
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Here in trade paperback, Rappleye's fresh and panoramic view of the American founding fathers' era, told through the lives of John and Moses Brown of Providence, one a slaver, the other an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
Named Person: Moses Brown; John Brown; John Brown; Moses Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Rappleye
ISBN: 9780743266888 0743266889
OCLC Number: 137222334
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Awards: George Washington Book Prize, 2007.
Description: 400 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: James Brown puts out to sea --
Brown Brothers Inc. --
Sally --
Success --
Gaspee --
Anna --
Capture and release: Liberty, 1775 --
Moses at war --
John at war: Liberty, 1782 --
Equal rights --
Society --
New Republic --
Moses goes to Congress --
Prosecutions --
John goes to Congress --
Legacies --
Notes on sources --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Charles Rappleye.

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