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The Resource Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War, Tony Horwitz

Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War, Tony Horwitz

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Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War
Title
Midnight rising
Title remainder
John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Tony Horwitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this book the author tells the tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody war. Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in U.S. history. But few Americans know the true story of the men and women who launched a desperate strike at the slaveholding South. Now, this work portrays Brown's uprising revealing a country on the brink of explosive conflict. Brown, the descendant of New England Puritans, saw slavery as a sin against America's founding principles. Unlike most abolitionists, he was willing to take up arms, and in 1859 he prepared for battle at a hideout in Maryland, joined by his teenage daughter, three of his sons, and a guerrilla band that included former slaves and a spy. On October 17, the raiders seized Harpers Ferry, stunning the nation and prompting a counterattack led by Robert E. Lee. After Brown's capture, his defiant eloquence galvanized the North and appalled the South, which considered Brown a terrorist. The raid also helped elect Abraham Lincoln, who later began to fulfill Brown's dream with the Emancipation Proclamation, a measure he called "a John Brown raid, on a gigantic scale." This book travels antebellum America to deliver both a historical drama and a telling portrait of a nation divided, a time that still resonates in ours
  • This book tells the story of the raid in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, that started the Civil War in 1859. The text contains racial slurs associated with the era
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horwitz, Tony
Dewey number
973.7/116
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
E451
LC item number
.H77 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
9.2
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, John
  • Abolitionists
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
Label
Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War, Tony Horwitz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Unabridged"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2011
Bar code
31223096394144
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 639-646)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
661 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410441867
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Lccn
2011032066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 764419215
  • (OCoLC)741549582
Label
Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War, Tony Horwitz
Publication
Note
  • "Unabridged"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2011
Bar code
31223096394144
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 639-646)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
661 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410441867
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Lccn
2011032066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 764419215
  • (OCoLC)741549582

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