W.E.B. Du Bois 1909 304p 5 x 8
A moving cultural biography of abolitionist martyr John Brown, by one of the most important black thinkers 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. Preface by David Roediger.