• John Brown Speaks: Letters and Statements from Charlestown

    by Louis DeCaro, Jr., • 2015

    This collection of writings by John Brown in the fateful days after his raid on Harper’s Ferry showcase the depth of conviction of Brown’s character. Paired […]

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  • Freedom’s Dawn: The Last Days of John Brown in Virginia

    by Louis DeCaro, Jr., • 2015

    John Brown’s failed raid on the federal armory in Harper’s Ferry Virginia served as a vital precursor to the Civil War, but its importance to the […]

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  • The Old Man: John Brown at Harper’s Ferry

    by Truman Nelson, • 2009

    “Truman Nelson’s biography of John Brown is a refreshing and eloquent corrective to the common misconceptions about the character and actions of this extraordinary American hero.”—Howard […]

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  • John Brown

    by W. E. B. Du Bois, • 2014

    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 […]

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  • The Life, trial, and execution of Captain John Brown, known as “Old Brown of Ossawatomie,” with a full account of the attempted insurrection at Harper’s Ferry

    by Robert M. Dewitt, • 1859

    The life, trial and execution of Captain John Brown: Capt. John Brown ; His personal appearance ; John Brown’s business engagements ; John Brown as a […]

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  • The ‘Colored Hero’ of Harper’s Ferry: John Anthony Copeland and the War against Slavery

    by Steven Lubet, • 2015

    On the night of Sunday, October 16, 1859, hoping to bring about the eventual end of slavery, radical abolitionist John Brown launched an armed attack at […]

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  • John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History and Culture)

    by Jonathan Earle, • 2008

    Despised and admired during his life and after his execution, the abolitionist John Brown polarized the nation and remains one of the most controversial figures in […]

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