Few contemporary novelists have explored the undercurrents of American society with more insight and pathos than Russell Banks, who died earlier this month.
Tag: John Brown
John Brown, Violent Crusader, Blazed Lincoln’s Moral Path
Adam Seagrave highlights the role of higher-law arguments in U.S. abolitionism.
John Brown’s Anti-Slavery Legacy
For some American abolitionists, President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863, was a long time coming, but it was a moment for rejoicing among a racially mixed force in Kansas that included veterans of John Brown’s anti-slavery uprisings, writes…