BN.com Gift Guide

John Brown

Overview

John Brown, a dedicated and unfaltering abolitionist, was known for his radical and violent efforts to dismantle the institution of slavery in the United States. Brown was a religious man who believed it was his divine mission to help bring an end to human bondage. He gained notoriety for his involvement in "Bleeding Kansas," an incident where a mob of men murdered proslavery supporters. But this was only a precursor to Brown's dream to incite a slave rebellion. After receiving donations from abolitionists, Brown...

See more details below
Hardcover
$31.50
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$35.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $3.00   
  • New (5) from $14.64   
  • Used (3) from $3.00   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

John Brown, a dedicated and unfaltering abolitionist, was known for his radical and violent efforts to dismantle the institution of slavery in the United States. Brown was a religious man who believed it was his divine mission to help bring an end to human bondage. He gained notoriety for his involvement in "Bleeding Kansas," an incident where a mob of men murdered proslavery supporters. But this was only a precursor to Brown's dream to incite a slave rebellion. After receiving donations from abolitionists, Brown organized an insurrection, in the hopes that it would inspire similar uprisings throughout the United States and its territories. On October 16, 1859, Brown and his men raided the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Brown was tried, sentenced, and executed, and his courage and sacrifice deepened the political divide between the North and the South. In John Brown, examine the life of one of the most polarizing figures of the Civil War ear.

From ex-slaves and abolitionists to military leaders and presidents, Leaders of the Civil War Era Presents a full picture of some of the most important figures who lived during this tumultuous time in U.S. history. Each volume is a key resource for students and general readers who want to know more about the people who shaped our country into what it is today.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up

These fact-filled but dry books are heavy on the history, but light on the private lives. Readers learn, for example, that Sherman's early life was full of death and tragedy, but not how that affected him. The death of Lincoln's son Willie merits a single short paragraph, and Mary Todd Lincoln's disputed mental health is mentioned not at all. The notion that Frederick Douglass was notoriously quick to take offense is only touched upon. The relatively few black-and-white and color illustrations include portraits and photographs, and there are large sidebars that sometimes occupy most of a page, covering topics such as the "White House of the Confederacy" in Davis . Unfortunately, these titles lack a sufficient number of maps and primary sources.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604133059
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Leaders of the Civil War Era Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Hard to Tell Who's Mad 7

2 The Businessman 14

3 The Abolitionist 24

4 Bleeding Kansas 36

5 A War Against Slavery 49

6 On the Brink 62

7 Harpers Ferry 76

8 I, John Brown 90

9 "John Brown's Body Lies A-moulderin' in the Grave" 106

10 "His Soul Is Marching On" 118

Chronology 125

Timeline 126

Glossary 129

Bibliography 132

Further Resources 137

Picture Credits 139

Index 140

About the Author 144

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)