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John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

R. Blakeslee Gilpin


From his obsession with the founding principles of the United States to his cold-blooded killings in the battle over slavery's expansion, John Brown forced his countrymen to reckon with America's violent history, its checkered progress toward racial equality, and its resistance to substantive change. Tracing Brown's legacy through writers and artists such as Thomas Hovenden, W. E. B. Du Bois, Robert Penn Warren, Jacob Lawrence, Kara Walker, and others, this book transforms Brown from an object of endless manipulation into a dynamic medium for contemporary beliefs about the process and purpose ... More

Keywords: slavery, John Brown, racial equality, Thomas Hovenden, Du Bois, Robert Penn Warren, Jacob Lawrence, Kara Walker, American republic, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835012
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Blakeslee Gilpin, author