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JOHN BROWN, ABOLITIONIST: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Cradle-to-moldering-grave biography of America's homegrown abolitionist terrorist.Was it John Brown's audacity that put the spark to the tinderbox of slavery in mid-19th-century America? The prize-winning Reynolds (Walt Whitman, 2004, etc.; English and American Studies/CUNY) makes the case that the Civil War and emancipation might well have been slower in coming had Brown (1800-59) not inflamed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Journey21 - LibraryThing

I read this very fine book written by David Reynolds. I won't repeat what others have said in an effort to tell the story. Instead, I prefer to share my reactions. About John Brown, the author penned ... Read full review

John Brown, abolitionist: the man who killed slavery, sparked the Civil War, and seeded civil rights

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In this biography of John Brown, Bancroft Prize-winning writer Reynolds (Walt Whitman's America ) resurrects the man and the myth from the tangled controversies of his day and afterward that cast him ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Craig J. - Goodreads

"John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights by David S. Reynolds (2006)" Read full review

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

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

i think i've been putting it off cause it's just so big (there's no way i'm going to lug it onto the subway!) my dad recommended it. he read it in his man's book club Read full review

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

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Christopher Hitchens gave this a good review. But I still want to read it anyway! Read full review


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