Chicago Review Press
On Sale: February 1, 2017
Featuring: John Brown
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The Insurrectionist is a captivating historical
that follows the militant abolitionist John Brown from
involvement in Bleeding Kansas to the invasion of Harpers
Ferry and the dramatic conclusion of his subsequent
Herb Karl carefully blends historical detail with
personal descriptions to reveal critical episodes in
life, illuminating his character and the motives that led
to the Harpers Ferry invasion, giving readers a complete
picture of the man who has too often been dismissed as
Brown’s friendship with Frederick Douglass and their
debate on how to end slavery, his devoted family, who
by him despite the danger, and his struggles to secure
funding and political favor for his cause against deeply
entrenched politicians all make for a surprisingly
contemporary story of family, passion, race, and
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