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To Raise Up a Nation: John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and the Making of a Free Country

This book is about Frederick Douglass
"To Raise Up a Nation: John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and the Making of a Free Country" by William S. King, a Choice Academic Book of the Year, delves deeply into the crucial roles played by activists and thinkers in the fight to end slavery in America. Beginning with the turbulent civil conflicts in Kansas and Missouri, the narrative captures the essence of John Brown's revolutionary spirit, supported by influential figures like Emerson and Thoreau, and pivotal African Americans including Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. The book skillfully intertwines the growing Northern opposition to slavery with significant events like Nat Turner’s insurrection and the Dred Scott decision. Highlighting the internal debates among African Americans regarding the colorblindness of the U.S. Constitution, King portrays the complexity of their struggle. Post John Brown’s execution, the narrative details how his vision set the stage for the Civil War, leading to the Emancipation Proclamation and the decisive role of African American soldiers. Ideal for middle-school readers, this book offers a profound look into the racial justice movements that shaped the nation, encouraging young readers to reflect on the power of collective action in shaping history.
Published by Westholme Publishing on August 27, 2021
696 pages
ISBN: 9781594163715
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice , highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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