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Companions in Conspiracy: John Brown and Gerrit Smith

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 103 pages
Published 1996 by Thomas Publications (PA)
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Aug 13, 2012 Nick rated it liked it
Informative, but the writer repeatedly let his biases show. He clearly thought that Brown was a nutcase, and that his supporters were cracked. For instance, Thomas Higginson, whose life ranged from his military career to his longtime friendship with Emily Dickinson, is dismissed as a "disunionist" because of his militant abolitionist stances, although not making it clear what that meant, in context. He and others took the position that slavery should be ended, even if it risked or meant a civil ...more
Mar 07, 2009 Karen rated it liked it
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After reading Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks, which is a fictional account of John Brown's life and abolitionist activities, I wanted to read something factual to see how accurate Banks account was. Very! I could see a few spots where Banks's narrative deviated from the timeline of Brown's life, but the differences were minor.

This book was a quick read, a bit dry, but interesting enough for me to finish it in less than 24 hrs. I wish Hern had gone into more detail or speculation about the motive
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