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The tribunal; responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid.


The tribunal; responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid.

Ed. by John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd.

Belknap Press


570 pages



The John Harvard Library


Since his 1859 raid and his subsequent execution, confusion about whether to esteem John Brown as an inspiring martyr and freedom fighter or to disdain him as a fanatic terrorist--has not abated with the passage of time. This volume presents a selection of Brown's writings followed by contemporary responses in the North, the South, and internationally, and responses written during and after the Civil War. There are approximately 150 writings presented here, and editors Stauffer (English and African and African American studies, Harvard U.) and Trodd (American literature, U. of Nottingham, UK) provide a general introduction as well as an introduction to each piece of selection. This is a stimulating and enlightening collection, presented in a handsome volume that is smythe-sewn, quarter bound in buckram and protected in a dust jacket--an increasingly rare example of great book production. Thanks go to Belknap Press, an imprint of Harvard U. Press.

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