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John Brown

Boyer, Richard O. The Legend of John Brown: A Biography and a History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1973.

Compilation of Sources. The Life, Trial, and Execution of Captain John Brown known as ‘Old Brown of Ossawatomie’. New York: Da Capo Press, 1969.

Dubois, W. E. Burghardt, Ph.D. John Brown. New York: International Publishers, 1962.

Finkelman, Paul [edited]. His Soul Goes Marching on: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995.

Hinton, Richard. John Brown and his Men: With some Account of the Roads they traveled to Reach Harper’s Ferry. New York: Funk & Wagnalis Co., 1894.

Nelson, Truman. The Old Man: John Brown at Harper’s Ferry. New York: Holt Rinchart Winston, 1973.

Oates, Stephen B. To Purge this Land with Blood: A biography of John Brown. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

Peterson, Merrill D. The Legend Revisited: John Brown. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2002.

Quarles, Benjamin [edited]. Blacks on John Brown. Urbana: University of Illinois, 1972.

Ronda, Bruce A. Reading the Old Man: John Brown in American Culture. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2008.

Rossbach, Jeffrey. Ambivalent Conspirators: John Brown, The secret Six, and a Theory of Slave Violence. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.

Stavis, Barrie. John Brown: The Sword and the Word. South Brunswick: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1970. (c 2 )

Twenty-seventh Annual Report of the American Anti-Slavery Society. The Anti-Slavery History of the John Brown Year. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.

Villard, Oswald Garrison . John Brown 1800-1859: A Biography Fifty years after. Glouchester, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1910 [reprinted 1965].