First published in 1909, W.E.B. Du Bois's biography of abolitionist John Brown is a literary and historical classic. With a rare combination of scholarship and passion, Du Bois defends Brown against all detractors who saw him as a fanatic, fiend, or traitor. Brown emerges as a rich personality, fully understandable as an unusual leader with a deeply religious outlook and a devotion to the cause of freedom for the slave.
This new edition is enriched with an introduction by John David Smith and with supporting documents relating to Du Bois's correspondence with his publisher.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Sissy Bryant Baltimore
I am a john brown researcher.. I have found this book to be written differently from other works. The care he takes to illuminate Browns,character is amazing. Of all the great abolishionist he had a bold and courageous plan for freedom action action!!!!!!!!!