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Title The tribunal : responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid / edited by John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd.
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
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Description iix, 570 p. ; 24 cm.
Series John Harvard library
John Harvard library.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents In his own words -- Northern responses -- Southern responses -- International responses -- Civil War and U.S. postwar responses.
Summary "When John Brown led twenty-one men in an attack on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry on October 16, 1859, he envisioned a biblical uprising of millions of armed bondsmen, thus ridding the nation of the scourge of slavery. The insurrection did not happen, and Brown and the other surviving raiders were quickly captured and executed. This landmark anthology, which collects contemporary speeches, letters, newspaper articles, journals, poems, and songs, demonstrates that Brown's actions nonetheless altered the course of American history. John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd have assembled an impressive and wide-ranging collection of responses to Brown's raid: Brown's own words, Northern and Southern reactions, international commentary, and reflection from the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Represented here are all the figures one would expect to see (Lincoln, Thoreau, Frederick Douglass), many surprises (John Wilkes Booth, Karl Marx, Giuseppe Garibaldi), as well as free and enslaved blacks and white citizens. The result is a book that views Brown from multiple vantage points."--Book jacket.
Subject Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- John Brown's Raid, 1859.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- John Brown's Raid, 1859 -- Sources.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Related Names Stauffer, John, 1965-
Trodd, Zoe.
ISBN 0674048857 (alk. paper)
9780674048850 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 792887380