Declarations of Liberty: Representations of Black/White Alliances Against Slavery by John Brown, James Redpath, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson

  title={Declarations of Liberty: Representations of Black/White Alliances Against Slavery by John Brown, James Redpath, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson},
  author={John Mead},
  journal={Journal for the Study of Radicalism},
  pages={111 - 143}
  • John Mead
  • Published 3 April 2009
  • History
  • Journal for the Study of Radicalism
John Brown has cast a long shadow in American memory. He has oft en been treated as a sort of symbol, a man not quite of this world, by historians as well as by many of his contemporaries. Several excellent biographies have been published in the last decade, but much of the historiography on Brown still deals with representations of him rather than with his own words and actions.1 But to see Brown only symbolically, as a reincarnation of a dour 17th century Puritan or as an isolated oddity… 
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