John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

David S. Reynolds


A cultural biography of John Brown, the debatable abolitionist who used violent strategies opposed to slavery and single-handedly replaced the process American heritage. Reynolds brings to existence the Puritan warrior who gripped slavery via the throat and prompted the Civil struggle. Reynolds demonstrates that Brown’s such a lot violent acts—including his killing of proslavery settlers in Kansas and his ancient raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia--were encouraged through the slave revolts, guerilla war, and innovative Christianity of the day. He indicates how Brown seized public awareness, polarizing the state and fueling the tensions that ended in the Civil struggle. Reynolds recounts how Brown permeated American tradition throughout the Civil struggle and past, and the way he planted the seeds of the civil rights circulation by means of creating a pioneering call for for entire social and political equality for America’s ethnic minorities.

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