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.

John Brown by W. E. B. Du Bois

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  • Modern Library 2001

    New paperback

    304 pages