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The Resource John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights, David S. Reynolds

John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights, David S. Reynolds

Label
John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights
Title
John Brown, abolitionist
Title remainder
the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights
Statement of responsibility
David S. Reynolds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Brown, the controversial Abolitionist who used terrorist tactics against slavery, single-handedly changed the course of American history. This biography by critic and cultural biographer Reynolds brings to life the Puritan warrior who gripped slavery by the throat and triggered the Civil War. When does principled resistance become anarchic brutality? How can a murderer be viewed as a heroic freedom fighter? The case of John Brown opens windows on these timely issues. Reynolds demonstrates that Brown's most violent acts--his slaughter of unarmed citizens in Kansas, his liberation of slaves in Missouri, and his dramatic raid, in October 1859, on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia--were inspired by the slave revolts, guerrilla warfare, and revolutionary Christianity of the day. He shows us how Brown seized the nation's attention, creating sudden unity in the North and infuriating the South. He reveals the true depth of Brown's achievement: not only did Brown spark the war that ended slavery, but he planted the seeds of the civil rights movement by making a pioneering demand for complete social and political equality for America's ethnic minorities
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reynolds, David S.
Dewey number
973.7/116/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E451
LC item number
.R49 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, John
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
Label
John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights, David S. Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
947849
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 578 pages
Isbn
9780375411885
Lccn
2004048864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 947849
  • (OCoLC)55955469
Label
John Brown, abolitionist : the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights, David S. Reynolds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
947849
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 578 pages
Isbn
9780375411885
Lccn
2004048864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 947849
  • (OCoLC)55955469

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