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Title The abolitionist and the spy : a father, a son, and their battle for the Union / Ken Lizzio.
Author Lizzio, Kenneth P., author.
Publication New York, NY : The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]
Description xi, 268 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Call # 326.8092 L
Series American grit
American grit.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "An abolitionist and a spy, father and son, in the forgotten Western theater of the Civil War. The abolitionist legacies of Orville Brown and his son, Spencer, live on in this historic and daring 19th-century account. Journeying apart from each other, but with similar passion, Orville and Spencer's stories span virtually every major abolitionist event: from the battles of Bleeding Kansas and the establishment of the free-soil movement to the river wars of Memphis, Vicksburg, and Shiloh. Readers will follow Orville west as he struck out for Kansas Territory to help ensure its entry as a free state. But the life of his precocious eldest son, Spencer, serves as an eventful accompaniment to Orville's own adventures. As a young Navy recruit in the Civil War's Western theater, Spencer volunteered to go behind enemy lines on numerous occasions. With his bold sleuthing and detailed diaries, Spencer's life unfolds vividly against the exciting backdrop of the Union and Confederate battle for control of the Mississippi River. The lives of these daring men are a fortifying record of American perseverance"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Abolitionist: Orville Brown in Bleeding Kansas -- ch. One A Great Awakening -- ch. Two A Great National Transaction -- ch. Three The Bogus Elections -- ch. Four Whispers Of War -- ch. Five An Army Of Locusts -- ch. Six Osawatomie Redux -- ch. Seven Governing The Devil In Hell -- ch. Eight Jayhawking -- pt. II The Spy: Spencer Kellogg Brown in the Civil War -- ch. Nine Fleeing Famine -- ch. Ten The Western Flotilla -- ch. Eleven Return At Shiloh -- ch. Twelve Vicksburg -- ch. Thirteen A Spy And Deserter.
Subject Brown, Orville Chester, 1811-1904.
Brown, Spencer Kellogg, 1842-1863.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Secret service -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
West (U.S.) -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861.
United States. Navy -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Brown, John, 1800-1859 -- Friends and associates.
Brown, John, 1800-1859. (OCoLC)fst00034505
Brown, Spencer Kellogg, 1842-1863. (OCoLC)fst00454477
United States. Navy. (OCoLC)fst00533204
Abolitionists. (OCoLC)fst00794478
Friendship. (OCoLC)fst00935174
Prisoners of war. (OCoLC)fst01077227
Secret service. (OCoLC)fst01110661
Kansas. (OCoLC)fst01204323
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
West United States. (OCoLC)fst01243255
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
1800-1899
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Biographies.
Alt Title Father, a son, and their battle for the Union
ISBN 9781682684719 paperback
1682684717 paperback
Standard # 40030087622

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