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A Volcano Beneath the Snow

John Brown's War Against Slavery

By Albert Marrin

John Brown is a man of many legacies, from hero, freedom fighter, and martyr, to liar, fanatic, and "the father of American terrorism." Some have said that it was his seizure of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry that rendered the Civil War inevitable.

Deeply religious, Brown believed that God had chosen him to right the wrong of slavery. He was willing to kill and die for something modern Americans unanimously agree was a just cause. And yet he was a religious fanatic and a staunch believer in "righteous violence," an unapologetic committer of domestic terrorism. Marrin brings 19th-century issues into the modern arena with ease and grace in a book that is sure to spark discussion. 

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780307981523


Format: Book
Author: Marrin, Albert
Summary: Examines the life of abolitionist John Brown and the raid he led on the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in 1859, exploring his religious fanaticism and belief in "righteous violence,"--and committment to domestic terrorism.
Title: A volcano beneath the snow : John Brown's war against slavery / Albert Marrin.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Subject: Brown, John, 1800-1859 -- Teen literature. Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography -- Teen literature. Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Teen literature.
Isbn: 9780307981523 0307981525 9780307981530 (library binding) 0307981533 (library binding)
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System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: HISTORY War Civil Mar
Oclc: 819741569
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Bib Id: 513413

Format: Book
Author: Marrin, Albert, author.
Summary: Examines the life of abolitionist John Brown and the raid he led on the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in 1859, exploring his religious fanaticism and belief in "righteous violence,"--and committment to domestic terrorism.
Title: A volcano beneath the snow : John Brown's war against slavery / Albert Marrin.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Description: 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Subjects: Brown, John, 1800-1859 -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Teen literature.
Other Title: John Brown's war against slavery
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-233) and index.
Contents: A house dividing -- A volcano beneath the snow -- The foulest blot : rise of the African slave trade -- An object vast in its compass -- Mighty man of valor -- Into "Africa" -- The cause he loved so much -- High noon for the Union -- Wiped out in blood -- Legacy.
LCCN: 2012043231
ISBN: 9780307981523
ISBN: 0307981525
ISBN: 9780307981530 (library binding)
ISBN: 0307981533 (library binding)
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: HISTORY War Civil Mar