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John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights (Vintage)

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An authoritative new examination of John Brown and his deep impact on American history.Bancroft Prize-winning cultural historian David S. Reynolds presents an informative and richly considered new exploration of the paradox of a man steeped in the Bible but more than willing to kill for his abolitionist cause. Reynolds locates Brown within the currents of nineteenth-century life and compares him to modern terrorists, civil-rights activists, and freedom fighters. Ultimately, he finds neither a wild-eyed fanatic nor a Christ-like martyr, but a passionate opponent of racism so dedicated to eradicating slavery that he realized only blood could scour it from the country he loved. By stiffening the backbone of Northerners and showing Southerners there were those who would fight for their cause, he hastened the coming of the Civil War. This is a vivid and startling story of a man and an age on the verge of calamity.

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About the Author

David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. He received his B.A. from Amherst College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at Rutgers University, New York University, Barnard College, and Northwestern University. His Walt Whitman's America won the Bancroft Prize, the Ambassador Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Beneath the American Renaissance won Phi Beta Kappa's Christian Gauss.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Party

2. The Puritan

3. The Pioneer

4. The Patriarch

5. The Pauper

6. The Plan

7. Pottawatomie

8. Pariah and Legend

9. The Promoter

10. Plotting Multiculturally

11. Practice

12. Preparation

13. Problems

14. Pilloried, Prosecuted, and Praised

15. The Passion

16. Positions and Politics

17. The Prophet

18. Posterity

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726156
Author:
Reynolds, David S.
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
history;biography;civil war;slavery;john brown;american civil war
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
594
Dimensions:
8.08x5.10x1.20 in. 1.18 lbs.

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