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The Zealot and the Emancipator

H.W. Brands examines the relationship between two men who never met but played pivotal roles in 19th-century American history: John Brown and Abraham Lincoln.

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Review of ‘The Zealot and the Emancipator’

You might be forgiven for thinking that a book about a firebrand who pushes a centrist politician to take a more just position on race was written about current events. However, The Zealot and the Emancipator by H.W. Brands examines the relationship between two men who never met but played pivotal roles in 19th-century American…

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