John Brown of Harper's Ferry: With Contemporary Prints, Photographs, and Maps (Makers of America)

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Describes the life of the abolitionist whose struggle to free American slaves resulted in the raid on Harper's Ferry

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Grade 8 Up This book describes the life of the abolitionist who led the famous raid on Harper's Ferry, Va., in 1859. While the Scotts consider him to have had both a sane mind and to have been a visionary in his foresight of the conflict about slavery, they also portray him as a man so obsessed with doing away with the evils of slavery that he was willing to do wrong to himself in order to further his quest. The book is well researched and organized, and the authors have used many primary sources to document Brown's life. Although some parts move too slowly, for the most part it is well written. Contemporary prints, photos, and maps add to the text, giving readers a sense of the mood of the country at the time. There is sufficient background information for readers unfamiliar with the story to be able to understand it, although the reading level is too advanced for most younger readers. It fills a gap left between Graham's John Brown: a Cry For Freedom (Crowell, 1981), a title for upper elementary and early junior high readers, and Oates' To Purge This Land with Blood (Harper, 1970), which is for high-school readers. Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, Mo.
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