The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom

Item: 251854

The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom

Item: 251854

Product Features:

  • Hardcover
  • History / United States / Civil War Period
  • Brands, H. W.
  • Random House
  • 464 pages
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    Gifted storyteller and bestselling historian H. W. Brands narrates the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin. John Brown was a charismatic and deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old Testament speaking to him, telling him to destroy slavery by any means. When Congress opened Kansas territory to slavery in 1854, Brown raised a band of followers to wage war. His men tore pro-slavery settlers from their homes and hacked them to death with broadswords. Three years later, Brown and his men assaulted the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, hoping to arm slaves with weapons for a race war that would cleanse the nation of slavery. Brown’s violence pointed ambitious Illinois lawyer and former officeholder Abraham Lincoln toward a different solution to slavery: politics. Lincoln spoke cautiously and dreamed big, plotting his path back to Washington and perhaps to the White House. Yet his caution could not protect him from the vortex of violence Brown had set in motion. After Brown’s arrest, his righteous dignity on the way to the gallows led many in the North to see him as a martyr to liberty. Southerners responded with anger and horror to a terrorist being made into a saint. Lincoln shrewdly threaded the needle between the opposing voices of the fractured nation and won election as president. But the time for moderation had passed, and Lincoln’s fervent belief that democracy could resolve its moral crises peacefully faced its ultimate test

    Product Features:

  • Hardcover
  • History / United States / Civil War Period
  • Brands, H. W.
  • Random House
  • 464 pages
  • AuthorBrands, H. W.
    ISBN9780385544009
    Published Date10/06/2020
    PublisherDoubleday
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages464
    GenreHistory / United States / Civil War Period
    Dimensions9.3" x 6.1" x 1.4"
    Weight1.80 lbs.
    upc09780385544009

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    Gifted storyteller and bestselling historian H. W. Brands narrates the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin. John Brown was a charismatic and deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old Testament speaking to him, telling him to destroy slavery by any means. When Congress opened Kansas territory to slavery in 1854, Brown raised a band of followers to wage war. His men tore pro-slavery settlers from their homes and hacked them to death with broadswords. Three years later, Brown and his men assaulted the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, hoping to arm slaves with weapons for a race war that would cleanse the nation of slavery. Brown’s violence pointed ambitious Illinois lawyer and former officeholder Abraham Lincoln toward a different solution to slavery: politics. Lincoln spoke cautiously and dreamed big, plotting his path back to Washington and perhaps to the White House. Yet his caution could not protect him from the vortex of violence Brown had set in motion. After Brown’s arrest, his righteous dignity on the way to the gallows led many in the North to see him as a martyr to liberty. Southerners responded with anger and horror to a terrorist being made into a saint. Lincoln shrewdly threaded the needle between the opposing voices of the fractured nation and won election as president. But the time for moderation had passed, and Lincoln’s fervent belief that democracy could resolve its moral crises peacefully faced its ultimate test

    Product Features:

  • Hardcover
  • History / United States / Civil War Period
  • Brands, H. W.
  • Random House
  • 464 pages
  • AuthorBrands, H. W.
    ISBN9780385544009
    Published Date10/06/2020
    PublisherDoubleday
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages464
    GenreHistory / United States / Civil War Period
    Dimensions9.3" x 6.1" x 1.4"
    Weight1.80 lbs.
    upc09780385544009

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    Proper Conditions for Return and Credit
    Returned merchandise must be in new condition with its original packing and accessories intact. Items purchased over 1 year ago will not be considered in new condition. If you are returning a product please check to make sure your return meets the following conditions:

    • Computers and electronics are returnable within 90 days of the shipping date
    • CDs, DVDs, computer software and video games must be unopened

    We regret that BJ’s cannot cover the cost of shipping for products returned due to buyer’s remorse.
    We cannot accept returns of:

    • Gift cards.
    • Apparel marked as final sale.
    • Opened CDs, DVDs, computer software and video games.
    • Items with gas, oil or fuel added.
    • Items restricted by law.
    • Jewelry and watches purchased in-Club after 8/3/2017.
    • Bulk purchases of ten (10) or more units of the same item purchased online in the same transaction where the total price exceeds $1,000.00.
    • Products under a manufacturer's warranty which have service center only restrictions. Please contact the manufacturer for assistance with products such as:
    • Awnings
    • Boats
    • Gas Powered Outdoor Equipment
    • Items with gas, oil, or fuel added
    • Living Room Sets
    • Major Appliances after 90 days
    • Mattresses over 1 year old
    • Pools
    • Screenhouses
    • Sheds
    • Spas & Saunas
    • Swing Sets
    • Trampolines
    • Massage Chairs

    *Bulk online sales are final and cannot be returned; reference Terms of Use available on BJs.com by clicking here, or contact your BJ’s business partner with questions.


    If you have ordered one of these non-returnable items, please inspect the item carefully and if possible, refuse delivery of incorrect or damaged products. Once the item has been accepted it will be deemed to be the correct item and in good working condition. Any issues that arise after the item is signed for must be resolved through the manufacturer’s warranty.

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      If you placed your order while shopping as a guest, please enter your order number, recipient's email address, and the ship-to ZIP code, then click “Continue.”
    3. Your order information should now be displayed. Please review it and click the “Return”" link next to the item you would like to return.
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