The untold story of Shields Green : the life and death of a Harper's Ferry raider
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New York : New York University Press, [2020].
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9781479802753, 1479802751
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Oak Park Public Library Main Branch - 3rd Floor  1 available
973.7 DEC

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xxi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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When John Brown decided to raid the federal armory in Harper's Ferry as the starting point of his intended liberation effort in the South, some closest to him thought it was unnecessary and dangerous. Frederick Douglass, a pioneering abolitionist, refused Brown's invitation to join him in Virginia, believing that the raid on the armory was a suicide mission. Yet in front of Douglass, “Emperor” Shields Green, a fugitive from South Carolina, accepted John Brown's invitation. When the raid failed, Emperor was captured with the rest of Brown's surviving men and hanged on December 16, 1859. “Emperor” Shields Green was a critical member of John Brown's Harper's Ferry raiders but has long been overlooked. Louis DeCaro, Jr., a veteran scholar of John Brown, presents the first effort to tell Emperor's story based upon extensive research, restoring him to his rightful place in this fateful raid at the origin of the American Civil War. Starting from his birth in Charleston, South Carolina, Green's life as an abolitionist freedom-fighter, whose passion for the liberation of his people outweighed self-preservation, is extensively detailed in this compact history.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

DeCaro, L. A. (2020). The untold story of Shields Green: the life and death of a Harper's Ferry raider . New York University Press.

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

DeCaro, Louis A., 1957-. 2020. The Untold Story of Shields Green: The Life and Death of a Harper's Ferry Raider. New York: New York University Press.

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

DeCaro, Louis A., 1957-. The Untold Story of Shields Green: The Life and Death of a Harper's Ferry Raider New York: New York University Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

DeCaro, Louis A. The Untold Story of Shields Green: The Life and Death of a Harper's Ferry Raider New York University Press, 2020.

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