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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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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. However it is presented in a very disorganized manner. Jumping up and back in time, which makes it hard to follow/5(87).   John Brown was a leading anti-slavery activist in pre-Civil War America. John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry galvanized the era's abolitionist movement. 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.

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John Brown, –, American abolitionist, b. 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. E. B. Du Bois about the abolitionist John hed in , it 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. E. B. Du Bois.   An authoritative new examination of John Brown and his deep impact on American ft 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/5(7). 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,