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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Portrays the life and thought of the abolitionist who was executed in 1859 for leading the raid on Harper's Ferry to obtain arms for a slave revolt.

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.

Table of Contents

Africa and America — Making of the man — Wanderjahre — Shepherd of the sheep — Vision of the damned — Call of Kansas — Swamp of the swan — Great plan — Black phalanx — Great black way — The blow — Riddle of the Sphinx — Legacy of John Brown — Bibliography — Appendix — Note on the text — Discussion guide — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307757470
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Editor:
Roediger, David R.
Edited by:
David R. Roediger
Author:
Bois, William Edward Burghardt Du
Author:
David R. Roediger
Author:
Du Bois, W. E. B.
Author:
Roediger, David R.
Author:
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Abolitionists -- United States.
Subject:
Brown, John,
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1909
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
266

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Biography » Political
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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"Synopsis" by , Portrays the life and thought of the abolitionist who was executed in 1859 for leading the raid on Harper's Ferry to obtain arms for a slave revolt.
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