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John Brown’s Pikes: Assembling the Future in Antebellum America

Jason Phillips (ed.)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Material objects from the antebellum era could symbolize political intent, such as John Brown’s pikes from the raid at Harper’s Ferry in 1859. The possession of certain objects, such as these pikes, ... More


Friday, April 19: “Minute Men of ’61”

John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood

in The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199759897
eISBN:
9780190254452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759897.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the signs of an impending war in Washington on April 19, 1861 as Union forces continued to fortify the city's defenses against the Confederacy. It describes the preparations ... More


Conclusion

Brenda E. Stevenson

in Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118032
eISBN:
9780199853793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118032.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The book ends with an account of John Brown's short-lived and ill-fated rebellion and its far-reaching impact on the institution of slavery in the Southern town of Loudoun. The violent incident ... More


Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823–1911)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Civil War made Thomas Wentworth Higginson a writer. It gave him scenes and characters as well as a field of action that featured himself and hundreds of former slaves. With increasing radicalism ... More


“More than Lynched”: Du Bois, John Brown, and the Black Reconstruction of Democracy

Christina Zwarg

in The Archive of Fear: White Crisis and Black Freedom in Douglass, Stowe, and Du Bois

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198866299
eISBN:
9780191898457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866299.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Reading John Brown together with Black Reconstruction, Chapter 3 exposes the join of psychological and material concerns that Du Bois learns from Douglass. The anarchistic energy that Du Bois adopts ... More


The Crisis

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

County leaders continue to push for internal improvements that will benefit Appomattox Court House, including the construction of a plank road from there to Oakville, on the James River, to ... More


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