His Brothers' Keeper: John Brown, Moral Stewardship and Interracial Abolitionism

  title={His Brothers' Keeper: John Brown, Moral Stewardship and Interracial Abolitionism},
  author={W. McDaniel},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  pages={27 - 52}
Recent biographies of abolitionist John Brown emphasise his uniqueness and cast him as an anomalous figure in the anti-slavery movement. This article, however, makes the case for Brown's representativeness by connecting his career to his formative years in north-eastern Ohio, a geographical and cultural context that shaped Brown's lifelong image of himself as an adviser and manager of wilderness communities. That self-image made Brown similar to white ‘moral stewards’ in many reform movements… Expand
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