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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
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Library Journal Top Ten Best Books of 2011 A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 Bestselling author Tony Horwitz tells the electrifying 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, Midnight Rising portrays Brown's uprising in vivid color, 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 dashing 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." Tony Horwitz's riveting book travels antebellum America to deliver both a taut historical drama and a telling portrait of a nation divided'a time that still resonates in ours
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horwitz, Tony
Dewey number
973.7/116
Index
index present
LC call number
E451
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, John
  • Brown, John
  • John Brown's Raid (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia : 1859)
  • Abolitionists
  • Civil war
  • HISTORY
  • Abolitionists
  • Civil war
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
  • United States
  • West Virginia
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Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War, Tony Horwitz
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : October 16, 1859 -- pt. 1. The road to Harpers Ferry -- School of adversity -- I consecrate my life -- A warlike spirit -- First blood -- Secret service -- This spark of fire -- pt. 2. Into Africa -- My invisibles -- Into the breach -- I am nearly disposed of now -- pt. 3. They will Brown us all -- His despised poor -- A full fountain of bedlam -- So let it be done! -- Dissevering the ties that bind us -- Epilogue : Immortal raiders
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781429996983
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
051a35a0-af45-4513-867a-6e6ee9aa9890
Publisher number
EB00095051
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862109490
  • ocn862109490
  • 2407355
Label
Midnight rising : John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War, Tony Horwitz
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : October 16, 1859 -- pt. 1. The road to Harpers Ferry -- School of adversity -- I consecrate my life -- A warlike spirit -- First blood -- Secret service -- This spark of fire -- pt. 2. Into Africa -- My invisibles -- Into the breach -- I am nearly disposed of now -- pt. 3. They will Brown us all -- His despised poor -- A full fountain of bedlam -- So let it be done! -- Dissevering the ties that bind us -- Epilogue : Immortal raiders
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429996983
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
051a35a0-af45-4513-867a-6e6ee9aa9890
Publisher number
EB00095051
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862109490
  • ocn862109490
  • 2407355

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