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A moving cultural biography of abolitionist martyr John Brown, by one of the most important African-American intellectuals of the twentieth century.
In the history of slavery and its legacy, John Brown looms large as a hero whose deeds partly precipitated the Civil War. As Frederick Douglass wrote: "When John Brown stretched forth his arm ... the clash of arms was at hand." DuBois's biography brings Brown stirringly to life and is a neglected classic.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Series:||Modern Library Classics Series|
|Edition description:||2001 MODER|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963), writer, civil rights activist, scholar, and editor, is one of the most significant intellectuals in American history. A founding member of the NAACP, editor for many years of The Crisis and three other journals, and author of seventeen books, his writings, speeches, and public debates brought fundamental changes to American race relations.
David Roediger is Kendrick Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign). His books include The Wages of Whiteness and, as editor, Black on White.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My first John D Brown book. It will not be the last. Very exciting, could not stop turning the pages. Definitely recommend!
I certainly knew who John Brown was but I did not know many of the details. So this work filled in a lot of gaps for me. It is also well written and a quick read. Brown cetainly lived an interesting life that entered into myth and American folklore when it ended at the end of a rope.