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The 'Colored Hero' of Harpers Ferry free pdf On the night of Sunday, October 16, 1859, hoping to bring about the eventual end of slavery, radical abolitionist John Brown launched an armed attack at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Among his troops, there were only five black men, who have largely been treated as little more than 'spear carriers' by Brown's many biographers and other historians of the antebellum era. This book brings one such man, John Anthony Copeland, directly to center stage. Copeland played a leading role in the momentous Oberlin slave rescue, and he successfully escorted a fugitive to Canada, making him an ideal recruit for Brown's invasion of Virginia. He fought bravely at Harpers Ferry, only to be captured and charged with murder and treason. With his trademark lively prose and compelling narrative style, Steven Lubet paints a vivid portrait of this young black man who gave his life for freedom.

About Steven Lubet

Steven Lubet is the Edna B. and Ednyfed H. Williams Memorial Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law and a leading authority on African American resistance to slavery and notable trials in American history. He is the award-winning author of numerous books, including Murder in Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp, Fugitive Justice: Runaways, Rescuers, and Slavery on Trial and John Brown's Spy: The Adventurous Life and Tragic Confession of John E. Cook. Lubet has been an award-winning columnist for the American Lawyer Magazine, a commentator on NPR's Morning Edition, and the author of many op-ed pieces in national newspapers and on Slate.com and Salon.com.

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Author : Steven Lubet
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 27 August 2015
ISBN : 1107076021
EAN : 9781107076020
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 282 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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