John Brown: The Legend Revisited

John Brown: The Legend Revisited

by Merrill D. Peterson
     
 
This is a paperbound reprint of a 2002 book. Peterson (emeritus, history, U. of Virginia) offers a well-documented, extended meditation on the life of the slave revolt leader, and his place in American thought and imagination since his death in 1859. He has similarly treated Jefferson and Lincoln. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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This is a paperbound reprint of a 2002 book. Peterson (emeritus, history, U. of Virginia) offers a well-documented, extended meditation on the life of the slave revolt leader, and his place in American thought and imagination since his death in 1859. He has similarly treated Jefferson and Lincoln. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post Book World

The symbol of American idealistic fervor, reexamined by a Jefferson scholar.

H-Net Reviews

Insightful.... First-rate.... In Peterson’s chapters, the narrative flows easily between a discussion of the events of Brown’s life and the dramatization of the events in prose, poetry, and the visual arts.

Charles Dew

"An extraordinary work that traces the legend of this fascinating and complex man from Brown’s own era to the present day.... A tour de force.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813921327
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
10/29/2002
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Charles Dew

"An extraordinary work that traces the legend of this fascinating and complex man from Brown’s own era to the present day.... A tour de force.

Meet the Author

Merrill D. Peterson, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Virginia, is the editor of the Library of America edition of the writings of Thomas Jefferson and author of numerous books, including Lincoln in American Memory and The Jefferson Image in the American Mind (Virginia).

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