John Brown (Paperback)

By W. E. B. Du Bois, David R. Roediger (Editor), David R. Roediger (Introduction by)
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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.

About the Author


W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was the cofounder of the NAACP. He was educated at the University of Berlin and Harvard University, and he was the first African American to receive a PhD from Harvard. He taught at Wilberforce University in Ohio, the University of Pennsylvania, and Clark Atlanta University (where he established the department of social work). He is the author of numerous writings, including Worlds of Color; Africa in Battle against Colonialism, Racialism, Imperialism; and In Battle for Peace.

David Roediger is Kendrick Babcock Chair of History at the University of Illinois. Among his books are Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day (with Philip S. Foner), "How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon", and "The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class". He is the editor of "Fellow Worker: The Life of Fred Thompson, The North and Slavery and Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White" as well as a new edition of Covington Hall s "Labor Struggles in the Deep South". His articles have appeared in "New Left Review, Against the Current, Radical History Review, History Workshop Journal, The Progressive" and "Tennis".

David Roediger is Kendrick Babcock Chair of History at the University of Illinois. Among his books are Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day (with Philip S. Foner), "How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon", and "The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class". He is the editor of "Fellow Worker: The Life of Fred Thompson, The North and Slavery and Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White" as well as a new edition of Covington Hall s "Labor Struggles in the Deep South". His articles have appeared in "New Left Review, Against the Current, Radical History Review, History Workshop Journal, The Progressive" and "Tennis".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679783534
ISBN-10: 0679783539
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: July 10th, 2001
Pages: 304
Language: English