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

John Brown, Abolitionist : Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375726156

Cover of John Brown, Abolitionist : Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights 05 (ISBN 978-0375726156)
ISBN13: 978-0375726156
ISBN10: 0375726152
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2005
International: No

List price: $18.95

John Brown, Abolitionist : Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375726156

David S. Reynolds

ISBN13: 978-0375726156
ISBN10: 0375726152
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Vintage Books

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

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.