John Brown

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John Brown

By W. E. B. Du Bois; David R. Roediger (Editor); David R. Roediger (Introduction by)

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780679783534, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2001

Description

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
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was the cofounder of the NAACP. He was educated at the University of Berlin and Harvard University, and he was the first African American to receive a PhD from Harvard. He taught at Wilberforce University in Ohio, the University of Pennsylvania, and Clark Atlanta University (where he established the department of social work). He is the author of numerous writings, including Worlds of Color; Africa in Battle against Colonialism, Racialism, Imperialism; and In Battle for Peace.

David R. Roediger, Lawrence, Kansas, is foundation professor of American studies and history at University of Kansas. He is the author of "Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All".

David R. Roediger, Lawrence, Kansas, is foundation professor of American studies and history at University of Kansas. He is the author of "Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All".