Meteor Of War: The John Brown Story by Zoe TroddMeteor Of War: The John Brown Story by Zoe Trodd

Meteor Of War: The John Brown Story

EditorZoe Trodd, John Stauffer

Paperback | July 16, 2004

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Few men in American history have been at once as glorified and maligned as John Brown. From his attack of the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in October 1859, as part of a scheme to free the slaves, Brown has been called a saint and sinner, rogue and redeemer, martyr and madman. Brown rebelled against the American government, and he murdered men in Kansas in order to end the murderous institution of slavery. He denounced war, but made war on his government in order to end an existing war for slavery.

This anthology, which presents Brown's writing and diverse responses to his life and raid, offers a lens through which to analyze these tensions and contradictions. Extensive introductions to every source offer a close reading of language and provide full historical and biographical background.
Zoe Trodd is on the Tutorial Board in the History and Literature department at Harvard University, where she researches American protest literature. Her other books include American Protest Literature (2006), To Plead Our Own Cause: Personal Stories by Today’s Slaves (2008), and The Long Civil Rights Movement (2008). She has also publi...
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Title:Meteor Of War: The John Brown StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:July 16, 2004Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1881089398

ISBN - 13:9781881089391

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One: The Making of a Man and a Militant.

Part Two: The Road to Kansas, and Harpers Ferry.

Part Three: The Harpers Ferry Raid and Aftermath.

Part Four: The Making of a Myth.

Coda.

Chronology.

Bibliography.