"Posterity will owe everlasting thanks to John Brown for lifting up once more to the gaze of a nation grown fat and flabby on the garbage of lust and oppression, a true standard of heroic philanthropy, and each coming generation will pay its installment of the debt. . . . John Brown saw slavery through no mist or cloud, but in a light of infinite brightness, which left no one of its ten thousand horrors concealed." Frederick Douglass

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Classic John Brown Letter Remerges

National Public Radio (NPR) has made much ado about “the latest find” of a “love letter” from John Brown to Mary Brown dated January 30, 1858. . .

[The complete entry is available only in the forthcoming book, John Brown: Emancipator]

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