The symbol of American idealistic fervor, reexamined by a Jefferson scholar.
John Brown: The Legend Revisitedby 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
- University of Virginia Press
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- 18 Years
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"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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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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