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The Resource John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights, David S. Reynolds

John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights, David S. Reynolds

Label
John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights
Title
John Brown, abolitionist
Title remainder
the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights
Statement of responsibility
David S. Reynolds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Brown, the controversial Abolitionist who used terrorist tactics against slavery, single-handedly changed the course of American history. This biography by critic and cultural biographer Reynolds brings to life the Puritan warrior who gripped slavery by the throat and triggered the Civil War. When does principled resistance become anarchic brutality? How can a murderer be viewed as a heroic freedom fighter? The case of John Brown opens windows on these timely issues. Reynolds demonstrates that Brown's most violent acts--his slaughter of unarmed citizens in Kansas, his liberation of slaves in Missouri, and his dramatic raid, in October 1859, on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia--were inspired by the slave revolts, guerrilla warfare, and revolutionary Christianity of the day. He shows us how Brown seized the nation's attention, creating sudden unity in the North and infuriating the South. He reveals the true depth of Brown's achievement: not only did Brown spark the war that ended slavery, but he planted the seeds of the civil rights movement by making a pioneering demand for complete social and political equality for America's ethnic minorities
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reynolds, David S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E451
LC item number
.R49 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, John
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
Label
John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights, David S. Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocm55955469
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 578 p.
Isbn
9780375411885
Lccn
2004048864
Other physical details
ill.
Label
John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights, David S. Reynolds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocm55955469
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 578 p.
Isbn
9780375411885
Lccn
2004048864
Other physical details
ill.

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