A Volcano Beneath the Snow
John Brown's War Against Slavery
By Albert Marrin
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780307981523, 256pp.
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
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Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him to right the wrong of slavery. He was willing to kill and die for something modern Americans unanimously agree was a just cause. And yet he was a religious fanatic and a staunch believer in "righteous violence," an unapologetic committer of domestic terrorism. Marrin brings 19th-century issues into the modern arena with ease and grace in a book that is sure to spark discussion.