By Tony Horwitz
A brand new York occasions bestselling writer, a brand new York instances impressive e-book of the 12 months -- Plotted in mystery, introduced at the hours of darkness, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry used to be a pivotal second in U.S. background. yet few american citizens be aware of the genuine tale of the boys and ladies who introduced a determined strike on the slaveholding South. Now, dead night emerging portrays Brown's rebellion in bright colour, revealing a rustic near to explosive clash. John Brown, the descendant of latest England Puritans, observed slavery as a sin opposed to America's founding ideas. not like such a lot abolitionists, he used to be keen to absorb palms, and in 1859 he ready for conflict at a hideout in Maryland, joined by means of his teenage daughter, 3 of his sons, and a guerrilla band that integrated former slaves and a speeding undercover agent. On October 17, the raiders seized Harpers Ferry, beautiful the kingdom and prompting a counterattack led by means of Robert E. Lee. After Brown's trap, his defiant eloquence galvanized the North and appalled the South, which thought of Brown a terrorist. The raid additionally helped pick Abraham Lincoln, who later started to satisfy Brown's dream with the Emancipation Proclamation, a degree he referred to as "a John Brown raid, on a huge scale."
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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz