Midnight rising John Brown and raid that sparked the Civil War
(CD audio book)

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New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, p2011.
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CD audio book
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Unabridged.
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9 sound discs (660 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
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9781427213167
Reading Level
UG
Level 9.2, 18 Points
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1200

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Compact discs.
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Duration: 11:00:00.
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Includes a bonus interview with the author.
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Read by Daniel Oreskes.
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In this book the author tells the tale of the daring insurrection that put America on the path to bloody war. Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in U.S. history. But few Americans know the true story of the men and women who launched a desperate strike at the slaveholding South. Now, this work portrays Brown's uprising revealing a country on the brink of explosive conflict. Brown, the descendant of New England Puritans, saw slavery as a sin against America's founding principles. Unlike most abolitionists, he was willing to take up arms, and in 1859 he prepared for battle at a hideout in Maryland, joined by his teenage daughter, three of his sons, and a guerrilla band that included former slaves and a spy. On October 17, the raiders seized Harpers Ferry, stunning the nation and prompting a counterattack led by Robert E. Lee. After Brown's capture, his defiant eloquence galvanized the North and appalled the South, which considered Brown a terrorist. The raid also helped elect Abraham Lincoln, who later began to fulfill Brown's dream with the Emancipation Proclamation, a measure he called "a John Brown raid, on a gigantic scale." This book travels antebellum America to deliver both a historical drama and a telling portrait of a nation divided, a time that still resonates in ours.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Horwitz, T., & Oreskes, D. (2011). Midnight rising: John Brown and raid that sparked the Civil War (Unabridged.). Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Horwitz, Tony, 1958- and Daniel. Oreskes. 2011. Midnight Rising: John Brown and Raid That Sparked the Civil War. New York, NY: Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Horwitz, Tony, 1958- and Daniel. Oreskes. Midnight Rising: John Brown and Raid That Sparked the Civil War New York, NY: Macmillan Audio, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Horwitz, Tony, and Daniel Oreskes. Midnight Rising: John Brown and Raid That Sparked the Civil War Unabridged., Macmillan Audio, 2011.

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