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Three. Resurrecting John Brown

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the political implications of Du Bois's 1909 recasting of John Brown's life story. Written at a time when antiblack violence was actively abetted or at least unanswered by ... More


Violent Messiahs: Radical Christian Liberals and the Civil War

Dan McKanan

in Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter traces the decline of nonviolent theology as social reformers invested messianic hopes in a series of individuals – Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln – who ... More


Loyalty and Betrayal

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter confronts the problem of conferring meaning on the violence of armed conflict – is it crime, or is it war? – and addresses the questions of treason and loyalty that arose during the ... More


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


John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

R. Blakeslee Gilpin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835012
eISBN:
9781469602608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin
Subject:
History, African-American History

From his obsession with the founding principles of the United States to his cold-blooded killings in the battle over slavery's expansion, John Brown forced his countrymen to reckon with America's ... More


The Brown Family’s Antislavery Culture, 1831–49

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

in The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the discipline-centered culture of John Brown's family, to trace their belief in the abolition of slavery. John Brown thought of each child as he thought of himself: as someone ... More


Mary Brown’s 1882 Tour and the Memory of Militant Abolitionism

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

in The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts Mary Brown's 1882 tour in celebration of John Brown legacy. This tour came as surprise invitation from W.J.W.W. Washington and. She made plans to travel to Chicago and beyond ... More


The Cost of Liberty: Sacrifice and Survival in Du Bois’s John Brown

Alexander Livingston

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This essay, by Alexander Livingston, analyzes Du Bois’s 1909 biography of the abolitionist John Brown as a work that reveals Du Bois’s beliefs about the meaning and limitations of sacrifice in ... More


John Brown and Nat. Turner

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0023
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the editorials, “John Brown” and “Nat. Turner”, Fortune's side of a debate with Frederick Douglass Jr. over the need for African Americans to erect a monument in honor of John ... More


North Elba, Kansas, and Violent Antislavery

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

in The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the Brown women's contribution to John Brown's antislavery mission at North Elba. Mary and Ruth were left to maintain the antislavery family base at North Elba and endure the ... More


The Search for a New Life

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

in The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter narrates the migration of Brown women to California. As the Civil War raged, Mary gathered her youngest daughter and moved to California in hopes of creating new life and finding better ... More


The Relevance of Giuseppe Mazzini’s Ideas of Insurgency to the American Slavery Crisis of the 1850s

Timothy M. Roberts

in Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264317
eISBN:
9780191734472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264317.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses Mazzini's influence in the context of the slavery crisis of the 1850s in the United States. That decade, which saw a crisis erupt in Kansas over the question of whether slavery ... More


Newfound Celebrity in the John Brown Year

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

in The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter narrates the events in the life of the Brown women a few weeks after Brown's capture, particularly the visit of Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The man appeared as emissary for a group of ... More


The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

John Brown was fiercely committed to the militant abolitionist cause, a crusade that culminated in Brown's raid on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and his subsequent execution. Less well ... More


The Concord Surveyor and the Kansas Surveyor

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In agreeing to survey for the Native Americans, surveyor John Brown no doubt realized that ridding Kansas of illegal settlers was good for both Ottawas and abolitionists. Earlier that spring, Major ... More


Coleridge and Thomas Beddoes

NEIL VICKERS

in Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the impact of Dr Thomas Beddoes (1760–1808) on Coleridge's thinking about medical subjects. It deals especially with the two medical ‘grand narratives’ to which Beddoes devoted ... More


Politics Under Erasure: Regionalism as Cryptology

Mark Franko

in Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777662
eISBN:
9780199950119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777662.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter analyzes Graham’s Appalachian Spring (1944) as a work that encrypts its popular front critique of American history through revisions of the scenarios Graham wrote for Aaron Copland and ... More


A Saint in Suspense Competing Visions of John Brown

R. Blakeslee Gilpin

in John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835012
eISBN:
9781469602608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the riot that broke out at Boston's Tremont Temple. Harper's Weekly provided a vivid illustration of the incident, revealing the tensions consuming the nation on the eve of the ... More


Nonwhite Radicalism: Du Bois, John Brown, and Black Resistance

Bois Du, Brown John, and Resistance Black

in Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the heroism of John Brown and the political maturity of the larger abolitionist movement in responding to the language regarding slavery used by white labor and by members of ... More


Not Buried but Planted Cultivating the Legend of John Brown

R. Blakeslee Gilpin

in John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835012
eISBN:
9781469602608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on John Brown's brief time as an abolitionist celebrity. The result of his adventures in Kansas carried him to the small town of Harpers Ferry in 1859. In particular, Brown's ... More


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