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"They Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance by Anthony Pitch
Abraham Lincoln by George S. McGovern
The Afterlife of John Brown by Andrew Taylor
Allies for Freedom and Blacks on John Brown by Benjamin Quarles
American Bloomsbury by Susan Cheever
American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies by Michael W. Kauffman
American Civil War by Winston S. Churchill
American Speeches: Political Oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War by Ted Widmer
Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers by Henry David Thoreau
April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.) by Jay Winik
The Assassination: Death of the President by Champ Clark
The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On by John Stauffer
The Beleaguered City: The Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863 (Modern Library) by Shelby Footementioned
The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race by John Stauffer
Black voices from Harpers Ferry: Osborne Anderson and the John Brown raid by Jean Libby
Blacks on John Brown by Benjamin Quarles
Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Jr. Edward Steers
The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam by Ronald H. Bailey
Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davis
CENTENNIAL OBSERVANCE, JOHN BROWN RAID, HARPERS FERRY, WVA, OCTOBER 15-18, 1959
The Civil War by Academic Industries
Civil War Schemes and Plots by Webb Garrison
Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. Ward
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
Color-Blind Justice: Albion Tourgee and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson by Mark Elliott
Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan by Craig L. Symondsmentioned
Creating the John Brown Legend: Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, Child and Higginson in Defense of the Raid on Harpers Ferry by Janet Kemper Beck
Fiery Vision: The Life and Death of John Brown by Clinton Cox
Fire From the Midst of You: A Religious Life of John Brown by Louis Jr. Decaro
Flashman and the Angel of the Lord by George MacDonald Fraser
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut
His Soul Goes Marching On: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid by Paul Finkelman
Hudson, Ohio and the Underground Railroad by James F. Caccamo
Incident at Harper's Ferry; primary source materials for teaching the theory and technique of the investigative essay by Edward Stone
Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour by William C. Davis
John Brown by W. E. B. Du Bois
John Brown by Jeannette Covert Nolan
John Brown (On My Own Biography) by Thomas Streissguth
John Brown An Address at the 14th Anniversary of Storer College by Frederick Douglass
John Brown of Harper's Ferry: With Contemporary Prints, Photographs, and Maps (Makers of America) by John Anthony Scott
John Brown's Spy: The Adventurous Life and Tragic Confession of John E. Cook by Steven Lubet
John Brown's Trial by Brian McGinty
John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benét
John Brown's raid by William C. Everhart
John Brown's Raid by National Park Service
John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry: A Brief History with Documents by Jonathan Earle
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry (Cornerstones of Freedom Second Series) by Brendan January
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry (Graphic History) by Jason Glaser
John Brown's Raid: A Picture history of the attack on Harpers Ferry, Virginia by Lorenz Graham
John Brown's War Against Slavery by Robert E. McGlone
John Brown, 1800-1859; a biography fifty years after by Oswald Garrison Villard
John Brown, a Cry for Freedom by Lorenz B. Graham
John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights by David S. Reynolds
John Brown, an Address by Frederick Douglass at the fourteenth anniversary of Storer College by Frederick Douglass
John Brown, his soul goes marching on by Eve Marie Iger
John Brown: "The Thundering Voice of Jehovah" by Stan Cohen
John Brown: American martyr by Herbert Aptheker
John Brown: His Fight for Freedom by John Hendrix
John Brown: One Man Against Slavery by Gwen Everett
John Brown: The Cost of Freedom by Louis A. Decaro
John Brown: The Legend Revisited by Merrill D. Peterson
John Brown: The Making of a Martyr (Southern Classics) by Robert Penn Warren
John Brown: The Making of a Revolutionary by Louis - Edited By Ruchames
John Brown: the making of a revolutionary; the story of John Brown in his own words and in the words of those who knew him by Louis Ruchames
Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days to Second Bull Run by John L. Papanekreference to the capture of
The Legacy of the Civil War by Robert Penn Warren
The Legend of John Brown: A Biography and a History by Richard Owen Boyer
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong {original} by James W. Loewen
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong {revised & updated} by James W. Loewen
Lightning Time by Douglas Rees
Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America by Allen C. Guelzo
Lincoln as I Knew Him: Gossip, Tributes and Revelations from His Best Friends and Worst Enemies by Harold Holzermentioned
Man on Fire; John Brown and the Cause of Liberty. by Jules Abels
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
Meteor of War: The John Brown Story by Zoe Trodd
Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz
Mine Eyes Have Seen by Ann Rinaldi
The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath by Richard W. Murphymentioned
The Night I Freed John Brown by John Michael Cummings
Not far from Pittsburgh; places and personalities in the history of the land beyond the Alleghenies by Clarence Edward Noble Macartney
The Old Man: John Brown at Harper's Ferry by Truman Nelson
Our Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln, John Brown and the Civil War Era by Stephen B. Oates
Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America by Evan Carton
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Pioneer Women by Joanna Stratton
The Portable Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau
The Portent: John Brown's Raid in American Memory by William M. S. Rasmussen
The public life of Capt. John Brown by James Redpath
The Raid On Harpers Ferry, October 16, 1859 A Brutal Skirmish Widens the Rift between North and South by Robert N. Webb
Raising Holy Hell: A Novel by Bruce Olds
The Road to Harpers Ferry by J. C. Furnas
The Road to Shiloh: Early Battles in the West by David Nevin
The Secret Six : John Brown and the Abolitionist Movement by Otto J. Scott
Secret Six: The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown by Edward J. Renehan Jr.
Songs of the Civil War by Irwin Silber
Spies, Scouts, and Raiders: Irregular Operations by William C. Davis
Stealing the General by Russell S. Bonds
Stephen A. Douglas by Robert W. Johannsen
The Story of John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry by Zachary Kent
The strange story of Harper's Ferry, with legends of the surrounding country by Joseph Barry
The sword and the spirit; a life of John Brown. Illustrated by Robert Hallock by Delight Ansley
This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War by James M. McPherson
Thunder at Harper's Ferry by Allan Keller
To Purge This Land With Blood: A Biography of John Brown by Stephen B. Oates
The Triangle Histories of the Civil War: Leaders - John Brown by Helaine Becker
The tribunal : responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid by John Stauffer
Verdicts of History by Thomas Fleming
Verdicts Out of Court by Clarence Darrowmentioned
Voices of a People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
War to the knife by Thomas Goodrich
With Malice Toward None by Stephen B. Oates
A Yankee in Canada by Henry David Thoreau

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  1. Confederate Ordeal: The Southern Home Front by Steven A. Channing (1600)
  2. All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery by Henry Mayer (1998)
  3. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1969)
  4. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson (1988)
  5. The Town That Started the Civil War by Nat Brandt (1990)
  6. William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from The Liberator by William Lloyd Garrison (1995)
  7. The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864 by Gordon C. Rhea (1994)
  8. Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam by Stephen W. Sears (1983)
  9. Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery by James Brewer Stewart (1976)
  10. Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861 by Harold Holzer (2008)
  11. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride (2013)
  12. Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era by Nicole Etcheson (2004)
  13. Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854 by William W. Freehling (1990)
  14. To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign by Stephen W. Sears (1992)
  15. The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy (2014)

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John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was a revolutionary abolitionist in the United States, who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to abolish slavery for good. He led the Pottawatomie Massacre during which five men were killed in 1856 in Bleeding Kansas and made his name in the unsuccessful raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859. Later that year he was tried and executed for treason against the state of Virginia, murder, and conspiracy. Brown has been called "the most controversial of all 19th-century Americans" and "America's first domestic terrorist."

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