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In the history of slavery and its legacy, John Brown looms large as a righteous if bloody hero whose deeds partly precipitated the Civil War. As Frederick Douglass wrote: "When John Brown stretched forth his arm...the clash of arms was at hand". A stern, violent figure, Brown led the famous raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859, and was executed in Charleston in that year. DuBois's biography shows how Brown embodied - literally and allegorically - the American racial dilemma writ large. Leading Americanist David Roediger has written a new introduction for this edition, and has edited and chosen commentary for it.

Synopsis:

A moving cultural biography of abolitionist martyr John Brown, by one of the most important African-American intellectuals of the twentieth century.

In the history of slavery and its legacy, John Brown looms large as a hero whose deeds partly precipitated the Civil War. As Frederick Douglass wrote: "When John Brown stretched forth his arm ... the clash of arms was at hand." DuBois's biography brings Brown stirringly to life and is a neglected classic.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-241) and index.

About the Author

David Roediger is Kendrick Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign). His books include The Wages of Whiteness and, as editor, Black on White.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679783534
Editor:
Roediger, David R.
Introduction:
Roediger, David R.
Author:
Du Bois, W. E. B.
Author:
Bois, W. E. B. Du
Author:
Roediger, David R.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
Abolitionists -- United States.
Subject:
Brown, John,
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
no. A-133
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.04x5.20x.67 in. .56 lbs.

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Biography » Historical
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History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slavery and Reconstruction
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History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
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"Synopsis" by , A moving cultural biography of abolitionist martyr John Brown, by one of the most important African-American intellectuals of the twentieth century.

In the history of slavery and its legacy, John Brown looms large as a hero whose deeds partly precipitated the Civil War. As Frederick Douglass wrote: "When John Brown stretched forth his arm ... the clash of arms was at hand." DuBois's biography brings Brown stirringly to life and is a neglected classic.

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