Chapter 12 Martyr or Madman? Biographies of John Brown Source Analysis Table Source Description of John Brown, His Motives, and His Methods Description of Brown?s Accomplices, Supporters, and Enemies Historical Significance of Brown 1. DuBois (1909) Tall, dark, knew more than most white men, great faith, wanted to know others intimately, invited Blacks into his house and listened to them, moves east to organize Blacks and to get Douglass involved Really needed to gain support of Douglass to gain success. Douglass is an important leader. Loved his neighbors as much as he loved himself. Actions an episode or a truth? Emphasizes freedom and power on political life and believes all men created equal. 2. Warren (1929) ?Rigid? old man, spoke of God?s will, immense dignity, white beard, rural dress, blue eyes, ?higher law man? Brown?s sons helped him fight and Brown believes in his acts against slavery. Wanted to attack men who were pro-slavery in their own homes. ?not normal?. Deliberate crueltie andpower of endurance, intolerance, merciless ambition. Responsible for his own actions. 3. Reynolds (2005) Dedicated Christian, envisioned a free society (violence free), wanted to wipe country clean of pro-slavery men Greatest hero was Cromwell who was well known for racial measures in Ireland. Brown?s sons helped him. Murder people despite his Christian beliefs? ?Good terrorism??
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