The Secret Six: The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown

The Secret Six The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown Most Americans know that John Brown s raid on Harpers Ferry Virginia a raid he believed would ignite a bloody slave revolution was one of the events that sparked the Civil War But very few know the s

  • Title: The Secret Six: The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown
  • Author: Edward J. Renehan Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780517590287
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Most Americans know that John Brown s raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia a raid he believed would ignite a bloody slave revolution was one of the events that sparked the Civil War But very few know the story of how Brown was covertly aided by a circle of prosperous and privileged Northeasterners who supplied him with money and weapons, and, before the raid, even hid hiMost Americans know that John Brown s raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia a raid he believed would ignite a bloody slave revolution was one of the events that sparked the Civil War But very few know the story of how Brown was covertly aided by a circle of prosperous and privileged Northeasterners who supplied him with money and weapons, and, before the raid, even hid him in their homes while authorities sought Brown on a murder charge These men called themselves the Secret Six.The Secret Six included Thomas Wentworth Higginson, minister, author, and editor of the Atlantic Monthly Samuel Howe, world famous physician Theodore Parker, the Unitarian minister whose rhetoric helped shape Lincoln s Gettysburg Address Franklin Sanborn, an educator and close friend of Emerson and Thoreau and the immensely wealthy Gerrit Smith and George Luther Stearns.The existence of the Six has been known to scholars, but there has never been a book devoted to them Now, drawing on archives from Boston to Kansas, Edward J Renehan, Jr has created a vivid portrait of this unlikely cabal, showing how six pillars of the establishment came to believe that armed conflict was necessary in order to purge the United States of a government sanctioned evil, slavery The messianic zealot Brown also brilliantly portrayed streaked across their path like a meteor Renehan traces how the Six became involved with Brown, and how their lives were forever changed by the events at Harpers Ferry and the war they helped to start.

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    1. The title tells it all. Renehan's comprehensive research of letters and other primary sources of the people involved with John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry makes for a compelling narrative on one of the most polarizing figures in American history. The constant inclusion of excerpts from these letters with their antebellum vernacular can slow the reader to a degree. However, there is no doubt the author has illuminated a powerful story of the beginnings of the Civil War that had remained in the [...]

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