John Brown

John Brown's Raid Handbook

John Brown's Raid Handbook

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Revised in 2017, this handbook contains the day-by-day narration of Brown’s insurrection, those who were involved, details of the trial, and what happened to John Brown and his men after the raid. Published on the 150th anniversary of the raid, more than a hundred photographs, maps and historic images chronicle the account. Includes suggested reading. Publisher: Donning Publishing Company. Paperback, 111 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.25". Weighs 7.7 oz.
A Voice from Harper's Ferry

A Voice from Harper's Ferry

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A Voice from Harper’s Ferry is the singular first-person account of John Brown’s raid by one of the surviving raiders, Osborne P. Anderson. Anderson, a free black man, joined Brown’s army in Canada and followed him to Harpers Ferry in the abolitionist’s attempt to bring an end to the institute of slavery in America. This reprint by the Harpers Ferry Park Association includes a foreword by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park rangers and an essay on Anderson by award-winning author and former Washington Post writer, Eugene L. Meyer. The book also includes a series of watercolors by two artists commissioned by the National Park Service. The artwork—some never before seen by the public—brings Anderson’s dramatic story to life. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Paperback, 103 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.25". Weighs 6.4 oz. 
Allies for Freedom & Blacks on John Brown

Allies for Freedom & Blacks on John Brown

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John Brown is an endlessly fascinating historical figure. Here are two classic studies by a pioneer in African American studies, one about the place of John Brown in African American history, the other about the reasons for the unique esteem in which he has been held by successive generations of blacks.This two-in-one edition features a new introduction by William S. McFeely, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Grant: A Biography. Author: Benjamin Quarles. Publisher: Da Capo Press. Paperback, 164 pages. Measures 5" x 8"x1.25". Weighs: 12.2 oz.
Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

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Philosopher, naturalist, poet and rugged individualist, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) has inspired generations of readers to think for themselves, to follow the dictates of their own conscience and to make an art of their lives. This representative sampling of his thought includes five of his most frequently cited and read essays: Civil Disobedience, his most powerful and influential political essay, exalts the law of conscience over civil law. Life without Principle distills the essence of Thoreau's philosophy of self-reliance and individualism. Slavery in Massachusetts is a searing attack on government condonation of slavery. A Plea for Captain John Brown is an eloquent defense of the radical abolitionist, while Walking celebrates the joys of that activity and pleads for conservation of the earth's wild places. The latter essay is recognized as one of the pioneer documents in the conservation and national park movement in America. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 90 Pages. Measure 7.75"x4.9"x0.125" . Weighs 2.6 oz.
Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army

Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army

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On October 16, 1859, John Brown and his band of eighteen raiders descended on Harpers Ferry. In an ill-fated attempt to incite a slave insurrection, they seized the federal arsenal, took hostages, and retreated to a fire engine house where they barricaded themselves until a contingent of US Marines battered their way in on October 18. The raiders were routed, and several were captured. Soon after, they were tried, convicted, and hanged. Among Brown's fighters were five African American men--John Copeland, Shields Green, Dangerfield Newby, Lewis Leary, and Osborne Perry Anderson--whose lives and deaths have long been overshadowed by their martyred leader and who, even today, are little remembered. Only Anderson survived, later publishing the lone insider account of the event that, most historians agree, was a catalyst to the catastrophic American Civil War that followed. Five for Freedom is the story of these five brave men, the circumstances in which they were born and raised, how they came together at this fateful time and place, and the legacies they left behind. It is an American story that continues to resonate. Author: Eugene L. Meyer. Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books. Hardcover, 282 pages. Measures 6.25" x 9.25" x 1". Weighs 1 lb. 6 oz.
Images of America: Hagerstown in the Civil War

Images of America: Hagerstown in the Civil War

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Wedged strategically between the Mason-Dixon Line and the Potomac River, Hagerstown was destined to play a significant role in the Civil War. A diverse community, most residents gravitated toward the blue while some sided with the gray. Slavery was not a major presence in western Maryland, yet some local residents owned slaves along this route on the Underground Railroad. The intriguing story of Hagerstown during the Civil War is captured in this volume of vintage photographs, portraits, drawings, and other illustrations. Learn the stories of participants, both local and from across the country, whose wartime experiences in Hagerstown forever affected them. From the secretive arrival of John Brown in June 1859, to recent efforts to commemorate this history, the reader will come to understand the rich heritage that can be found in Hagerstown. Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC). Paperback, 128 Pages. Measures 9.2"x6.5"x0.2" . Weighs 11.1 oz.
John Brown

John Brown

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A moving cultural biography of abolitionist martyr John Brown, by one of the most important African-American intellectuals of the twentieth century. In the history of slavery and its legacy, John Brown looms large as a hero whose deeds partly precipitated the Civil War. As Frederick Douglass wrote: "When John Brown stretched forth his arm ... the clash of arms was at hand." DuBois's biography brings Brown stirringly to life and is a neglected classic. Publisher: Modern Library. Paperback, 266 pages. Measures 5.25" x 8" x 0.6". Weighs 9 oz.
Bookmark John Brown at Harpers Ferry Horizontal
Bookmark John Brown at Harpers Ferry Horizontal

John Brown at Harpers Ferry Horizontal Bookmark

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7" x 2.25" gloss cover stock
John Brown Fort Replica

John Brown Fort Replica

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Back reads: Built in 1848 as a fire engine house for the U.S. Armory in Harpers Ferry, this building became famous after abolitionist John Brown was captured here by U.S. Marines on October 18, 1859. Brown's mission was to gain access to the weapons stored in the arsenal buildings, and use them to free the slaves in the south.Measures 6.5" x 0.75" x 4.5". Weighs 7.3 oz.
John Brown Photo Chronology: Catalog of the Exhibition at Harpers Ferry 2009

John Brown Photo Chronology: Catalog of the Exhibition at Harpers Ferry 2009

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John Brown used photographs to raise funds and recruit followers to fight for liberation of slaves. Since publication and exhibition in 2009 there are new discoveries of a John Brown daguerreotype and a tintype. There were sixteen original portrait sittings. This full-color catalog of the exhibition with supplement adds many historic details and context of his life and movements. Most of Brown's his original portraits were daguerreotypes. The prints are as close as possible to the original source, resulting in detail that is astonishing when compared with the familiar renditions in textbooks and the Internet. Abolitionist and Free-State emigration to Kansas sponsors of several of the sittings wanted to utilize his charismatic force evident in the new medium. The author/curator describes the practices of photography at the time, such as painted photographs, photographs projected onto canvas, as well as making reproducible negatives from the single-image daguerreotype with original photography copyright. Association of some photographers with the Underground Railroad shows compelling evidence of John Brown s motivation and actions. Others were inventors and creators of new processes and techniques, which John Brown eagerly adapted, just as he wanted the newest weapons. Major collections of John Brown papers and artifacts are described by historians and archivists for readers who want to look for John Brown in their travels or research, and online. The definitive aspect of the exhibition and catalog is the dispersal of the early photographs into many institutional collections, which in turn copyright and reproduce them. This process is respected. The catalog is revised with ten supplementary pages based on new research in September 2014. Publisher: Allies for Freedom. Paperback, 96 pages. Measures 8" x 10" x 0.25". Weighs 14.1 oz.