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John Brown, Abolitionist

The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

by David S. Reynolds

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Published by Vintage .
Written in English


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Number of Pages592
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Open LibraryOL7426990M
ISBN 100375726152
ISBN 109780375726156


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A cultural biography of John Brown, the controversial abolitionist who used violent John Brown against slavery and single-handedly changed the course of American history. Reynolds brings to life the Puritan warrior who gripped slavery by the throat and John Brown the Civil by: The abolitionist who embraced violence as a means to end slavery, and whose efforts to provoke a widespread slave revolt faltered at Harper's Ferry inhas been portrayed both as a hero and a devil.

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Militant American abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now in West Virginia), in that he hoped would spark a slave rebellion.

It made him a martyr to the antislavery cause and was instrumental in heightening sectional animosities that led to the American Civil War (–65). This chronicle of Abolitionist John Brown has a lot of information about the attitudes of both sides during the Pre Civil war era and what led to John Brown's actions.

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“The Public Life of Capt. John Brown, with an Auto-biography of His Childhood and Youth”, p Copy quote Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar.

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Torrington, Conn. He spent his boyhood in Ohio. Before he became prominent in the s, his life had been a succession of business failures in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York. John Brown is a biography written by W. Du Bois about the abolitionist John hed init tells the story of John Brown, from his Christian rural upbringing, to his failed business ventures and finally his "blood feud" with the institution of slavery as a : W.

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Library of Congress Sarah Brown was the first of 13 children born to Mary Ann Day and John Brown. She was born on in New Richmond, Pennsylvania and died of dysentery at age nine in Richfield, Ohio.

She was buried there. Watson Brown was born October 7, in Franklin, Ohio. He married Isabella Thompson in September, Q: Where can I find information on descendants of John Brown, the abolitionist, who came to Virginia and then to South Carolina.

A: John Brown fought his own “holy war” for the abolition of slavery, and his immediate descendants fought at his in Torrington, Conn., inhe was descended from abolitionists who had many children.

This book is very well written and is the story of slave abolitionist John Brown. John Hendrix portrayed John Brown as incredibly heroic which I have my doubts on for the fact that this was back in the s, so no one actually knew how John Brown really went about abolishing I would highly suggest introducing your kids to this book/5.

John Brown () In his book, John Brown, Abolitionist, David S. Reynolds wrote: "No one in American history--not even Washington or Lincoln--was recognized as much in drama, verse and song as was Brown.

One piece, the song, "John Brown's Body," was unique in American cultural history because of the countless transformations and. John Brown was a man of action -- a man who would not be deterred from his mission of abolishing slavery. On Octohe led 21 men on a raid of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.

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By David S. Reynolds. Illustrated. Alfred A. Knopf. $ David Reynolds talked about his book [John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights], published. John Brown’s Famous Photograph An s image captures an extremist’s fervor From childhood on, abolitionist John Brown (in a c daguerreotype taken by.

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Reynolds, Author. Knopf $30 (p) ISBN John Brown (Abolitionist). likes. John Brown (May 9, – December 2, ) was a revolutionary abolitionist in the United States, who advocated Followers: Walt Whitman’s America won the Bancroft Prize and John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights earned the Gastavus Myers Book Award.

In John Brown, Abolitionist (), Reynolds. Turns out, it was true, and it was fatal. Yet in contemporary memory, the magnitude of John Brown’s radical abolitionist persona and his white body “a Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

John Brown: The 'Midnight Rising' Of A Violent Abolitionist John Brown, the man who led the raid on Harpers Ferry, Va., may be among the most polarizing figures in American history.

To some. John Brown (May 9, – December 2, ) was a white American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States.

[1] During the conflict in Kansas, Brown commanded forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie. [1] Brown's followers killed five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie. [1]. Ethan Hawke To Star as Abolitionist John Brown in Showtime Limited Series.

Posted Bird," about abolitionist John Brown for Showtime. It's based on the National Book. John Brown (May 9, – December 2, ) was a revolutionary abolitionist in the United States, who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to abolish slavery for good.

He led the Pottawatomie Massacre during which five men were killed in in Bleeding Kansas and made his name in the unsuccessful raid at Harpers Ferry in   John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights - Ebook written by David S.

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John Brown (May 9, &#x; December 2, ) holds a unique place in American history, often viewed as a force for good and an evil man at the same time. Brown was a revolutionary abolitionist in the United States who became famous in his own time for practicing armed insurrection as a 2/5(1).

The great-great-great-grandparents of famed abolitionist John Brown were Peter and Mary (Gillet) Brown. Their son John was born inand he later married Elizabeth Loomis.

John and Elizabeth (Loomis) Brown's son John was born inand he later married Mary Eggleston. When the abolitionist John Brown seized the largest Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in October ofhe forced the citizens of the United States to reconsider the immorality of the institution of slavery and the injustices enforced by the government.

The raid on Harpers Ferry and the resulting execution of Brown was a major. Few historical figures are as intriguing as John Brown, the controversial Abolitionist who used terrorist tactics against slavery and single-handedly changed the course of American history.

This brilliant biography of Brown (—) by the prize-winning critic and cultural biographer David S. Reynolds brings to life the Puritan warrior who gripped slavery by the.

events surrounding John Brown. He offers detailed accounts of how the lives of well-known antebellum figures such as William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Waldo Emerson intersected with John Brown. However, I found this book to be challenging in.

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Reynolds. John Brown (May 9, – December 2, ) was an American supported using violence to end slavery in the United first got national attention when he led small groups of people during the Bleeding Kansas crisis of.

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The book shows the kind of men that financed John Brown's Abolitionist movement. They had no regard for the laws and Constitution of this country when it came to their fanatical obsession of the way our government should be governed.

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