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  • Published: 15 July 2001
  • ISBN: 9780679783534
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $26.99
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John Brown



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.

  • Published: 15 July 2001
  • ISBN: 9780679783534
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $26.99
Categories:

About the author

W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963), writer, civil rights activist, scholar, and editor, is one of the most significant intellectuals in American history. A founding member of the NAACP, editor for many years of The Crisis and three other journals, and author of seventeen books, his writings, speeches, and public debates brought fundamental changes to American race relations.

David Levering Lewis is Martin Luther King, Jr., University Professor in the department of history at Rutgers University. He won Pulitzer prizes for both volumes of his landmark biography of W.E.B. Du Bois, along with many other awards, including the Bancroft and Parkman prizes. He lives in Manhattan.

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