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The Resource The tie that bound us : the women of John Brown's family and the legacy of radical abolitionism, Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

The tie that bound us : the women of John Brown's family and the legacy of radical abolitionism, Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

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The tie that bound us : the women of John Brown's family and the legacy of radical abolitionism
Title
The tie that bound us
Title remainder
the women of John Brown's family and the legacy of radical abolitionism
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Brown was fiercely committed to the militant abolitionist cause, a crusade that culminated in Brown's raid on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and his subsequent execution. Less well known is his devotion to his family, and they to him. Two of Brown's sons were killed at Harpers Ferry, but the commitment of his wife and daughters often goes unacknowledged. In The Tie That Bound Us, Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz reveals for the first time the depth of the Brown women's involvement in his cause and their crucial roles in preserving and transforming his legacy after his death. As detailed by Laughlin-Schultz, Brown's second wife Mary Ann Day Brown and his daughters Ruth Brown Thompson, Annie Brown Adams, Sarah Brown, and Ellen Brown Fablinger were in many ways the most ordinary of women, contending with chronic poverty and lives that were quite typical for poor, rural nineteenth-century women. However, they also lived extraordinary lives, crossing paths with such figures as Frederick Douglass and Lydia Maria Child and embracing an abolitionist moral code that sanctioned antislavery violence in place of the more typical female world of petitioning and pamphleteering. In the aftermath of John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry, the women of his family experienced a particular kind of celebrity among abolitionists and the American public. In their roles as what daughter Annie called "relics" of Brown's raid, they tested the limits of American memory of the Civil War, especially the war's most radical aim: securing racial equality. Because of their longevity (Annie, the last of Brown's daughters, died in 1926) and their position as symbols of the most radical form of abolitionist agitation, the story of the Brown women illuminates the changing nature of how Americans remembered Brown's raid, radical antislavery, and the causes and consequences of the Civil War
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laughlin-Schultz, Bonnie
Dewey number
973.7/1160922
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
E451
LC item number
.L38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, John
  • Brown, John
  • Brown family
  • Women abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • Women
  • Brown family
  • Brown, John
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Antislavery movements
  • Families
  • Relations with women
  • Women abolitionists
  • Women
  • United States
Label
The tie that bound us : the women of John Brown's family and the legacy of radical abolitionism, Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : searching for the Brown women -- The Brown family's antislavery culture, 1831-1849 -- North Elba, Kansas, & violent antislavery -- Annie Brown, soldier -- Newfound celebrity in the John Brown year -- The search for a new life -- Mary Brown's 1882 tour and the memory of militant abolitionism -- Annie Brown Adams, the last survivor -- Epilogue : the last echo from John Brown's grave
Control code
856738423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469442
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801469442
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31mmzc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856738423
Label
The tie that bound us : the women of John Brown's family and the legacy of radical abolitionism, Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : searching for the Brown women -- The Brown family's antislavery culture, 1831-1849 -- North Elba, Kansas, & violent antislavery -- Annie Brown, soldier -- Newfound celebrity in the John Brown year -- The search for a new life -- Mary Brown's 1882 tour and the memory of militant abolitionism -- Annie Brown Adams, the last survivor -- Epilogue : the last echo from John Brown's grave
Control code
856738423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469442
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801469442
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31mmzc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856738423

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