Book Look – Wednesday, July 13
The next Book Look discussion group will meet on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 PM. We will be discussing ”John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry” by Jonathan Earle. Here is a description of the book from Amazon: ”Jonathan Earle’s volume presents Brown as neither villain nor martyr, but rather as a man whose deeply held abolitionist beliefs gradually evolved to a point where he saw violence as inevitable. Earle’s introduction and his collection of documents demonstrate the evolution of Brown’s abolitionist strategies and the symbolism his actions took on in the press, the government, and the wider culture. The featured documents include Brown’s own writings, eyewitness accounts, government reports, and articles from the popular press…” Please contact Walt Kaminski if you want him to order a book for you. The cost will be approximately $5.