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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

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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

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