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Title The insurrectionist : a novel / Herb Karl.
Author Karl, Herb.
Publication Chicago, Illinois : Academy Chicago Publishers, [2017]
Description xii, 335 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "A compelling historical novel, The Insurrectionist follows the militant abolitionist John Brown from his involvement in Bleeding Kansas to the invasion of Harpers Ferry and the dramatic conclusion of his subsequent trial. Meticulous historical detail blends with dramatic personal descriptions to reveal critical episodes in Brown's life, illuminating his character and the motives that led up to the Harpers Ferry invasion, giving readers a complete picture of the man who has too often been dismissed as hopelessly fanatical. Brown's friendship with Frederick Douglass and their ongoing debate on how to end slavery, his devoted family who stands by him despite the danger, and his struggles to secure funding and political favor for his cause against deeply entrenched politicians, makes for a surprisingly contemporary story of family, passion, race, and politics"-- Provided by publisher.
"A fictionalized account of militant abolitionist John Brown's three-year war on slavery, from his involvement in "Bleeding Kansas" to the invasion of Harpers Ferry"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Brown, John, 1800-1859 -- Fiction.
Brown, John, 1800-1859. (OCoLC)fst00034505
John Brown's Raid (Harpers Ferry, West Virginia : 1859) (OCoLC)fst01353470
Abolitionists -- United States -- Fiction.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- John Brown's Raid, 1859 -- Fiction.
Kansas -- History -- 1854-1861 -- Fiction.
Genre Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Related To Online version: Karl, Herb, author. Insurrectionist Chicago, Illinois : Academy Chicago Publishers, [2017] 9781613736357 (DLC) 2016042115
ISBN 1613736339 (softcover)
9781613736333 (softcover)

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