John Brown

By W.E.B. Du Bois; David R. Roediger (Editor)
(Modern Library, Paperback, 9780679783534, 304pp.)

Publication Date: July 10, 2001

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Paperback

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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 and its legacy, John Brown looms large as a hero whose deeds partly precipitated the Civil War. As Frederick Douglass wrote: "When John Brown stretched forth his arm ... the clash of arms was at hand." DuBois's biography brings Brown stirringly to life and is a neglected classic.




About the Author

David Roediger is Kendrick Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign). His books include The Wages of Whiteness and, as editor, Black on White.

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