Abolitionist John Brown has become one of the most storied but least examined figures in American history. This pictorial history deconstructs his life, family and travels, from his birth in 1800 to his 1859 death by hanging in Charles Town, Virginia. Extensive coverage is given to Brown’s fateful attack of the U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859, and how that event moved a nation one step closer to Civil War. More importantly, the author reveals the life experiences that culminated with Browns attack of the arsenal. Hundreds of period photos are accompanied by contemporary shots of the locations associated with Brown, stretching from New York to Kansas. The most complete pictorial history of John Brown ever is sure to be of interest to both Civil War and general American history buffs.
This book covers the entire life of American hero, John Brown. His famous raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 and tragic death by hanging were among the incidents, which pushed the North and South inexorably toward the Civil War. Revered by abolitionists of his time for his convictions and work to end slavery, he remains today a noble symbol of idealism and self-sacrifice.
John Brown, The Thundering Voice of Jehovahcontains innumerable photographs, drawings, and newspaper articles, which help tell the tale of his life and fight for the end of slavery. Cohen’s book contains the definitive collection of photographs related to Brown’s life published to date.