The tie that bound us : the women of John Brown's family and the legacy of radical abolitionism (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The tie that bound us : the women of John Brown's family and the legacy of radical abolitionism

Author: Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Brown was fiercely committed to the militant abolitionist cause, a crusade that culminated in Brown's raid on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and his subsequent execution. Less well known is his devotion to his family, and they to him. Two of Brown's sons were killed at Harpers Ferry, but the commitment of his wife and daughters often goes unacknowledged. In The Tie That Bound Us, Bonnie  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: John Brown; John Brown; Brown family.; Brown family.; John Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
ISBN: 9780801451614 0801451612
OCLC Number: 825403962
Awards: Winner of 2014 Kansas Notable Book award given by the State.
Description: ix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : searching for the Brown women --
The Brown family's antislavery culture, 1831-1849 --
North Elba, Kansas, & violent antislavery --
Annie Brown, soldier --
Newfound celebrity in the John Brown year --
The search for a new life --
Mary Brown's 1882 tour and the memory of militant abolitionism --
Annie Brown Adams, the last survivor --
Epilogue : the last echo from John Brown's grave.
Responsibility: Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz.

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Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz reveals for the first time the depth of the Brown women's involvement in John Brown's cause and their crucial roles in preserving and transforming his legacy after his death.  Read more...

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"[The Tie That Bound Us] is outstanding and will appeal to various readers. Historians of antislavery will find it a fascinating study of radical abolitionism, and those who study women's history Read more...

 
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