Meteor of War: The John Brown Story / Edition 1

Meteor of War: The John Brown Story / Edition 1

by Zoe Trodd
     
 

ISBN-10: 1881089398

ISBN-13: 9781881089391

Pub. Date: 07/26/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Few men in American history have been at once as glorified and maligned as John Brown. From his attack of the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in October 1859, as part of a scheme to free the slaves, Brown has been called a saint and sinner, rogue and redeemer, martyr and madman. Brown rebelled against the American government, and he murdered men in

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Few men in American history have been at once as glorified and maligned as John Brown. From his attack of the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in October 1859, as part of a scheme to free the slaves, Brown has been called a saint and sinner, rogue and redeemer, martyr and madman. Brown rebelled against the American government, and he murdered men in Kansas in order to end the murderous institution of slavery. He denounced war, but made war on his government in order to end an existing war for slavery.

This anthology, which presents Brown's writing and diverse responses to his life and raid, offers a lens through which to analyze these tensions and contradictions. Extensive introductions to every source offer a close reading of language and provide full historical and biographical background.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881089391
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/26/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One: The Making of a Man and a Militant.

Part Two: The Road to Kansas, and Harpers Ferry.

Part Three: The Harpers Ferry Raid and Aftermath.

Part Four: The Making of a Myth.

Coda.

Chronology.

Bibliography.

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