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Brown, George W. (1820-1915) Reminiscences of Old John Brown

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.213 Author/Creator: Brown, George W. (1820-1915) Place Written: Rockford, Illinois Type: Pamphlets Date: 1880 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: An account of John Brown's time in Kansas, based largely on George W. Brown's recollections. Title page states "The Truth at Last. History Corrected...Thrilling Incidents of Border Life in Kansas." Attempts to be fair, "neither am i laboring to make my hero a monster of iniquity or a saint." Also includes some correspondence regarding John Brown. The back cover is lost. George W. Brown was the editor of the Kansas free state newspaper Herald of Freedom, which was the organ of the New England Emigrant Aid Company.

People: Brown, George Washington, 1820-1915.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Bleeding Kansas, John Brown, Slavery, African American History, Abolition

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