John Brown And The Raid That Sparked The Civil War, By Tony Horwitz

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In the book “Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War” written by Tony Horwitz who is one of New York Times bestsellers. Horwitz began his profession as a newspaper reporter and issued many stories that dealt with conflict and working circumstances in America for The Wall Street Journal. Yet, throughout the book the author writes about an abolitionist named John Brown who has greatly impacted the start of the Civil War through a diversity of raids. Horwitz’s thesis is that Brown had ignited the nation’s extensive rivalry specifically with the implausible attack on Harpers Ferry.
As of Brown being a significant historic figure in the book, Horwitz informs the readers that as a lifestyle he took his father’s trade of “leather tanning” (Horwitz, 2011, p. 12). Withal, his parents diffused him to be a part of Calvinism in the 1800. Brown became a “firm believer” in the “divine
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The author exploits assets and resources that were accessible in the “Clarence Gee Collection at the Hudson Library” and “Historical Society in Ohio” (Horwitz, 2011, p. 295). The resources provided by Horwitz, which were pertinent for this monograph because it allowed the author to constitute a monograph based on a historic occurrence. Though an example of a performance that is quite similar to Horwitz’s is David. S Reynolds, who wrote a book called “John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights” which demonstrates that John Brown was an influential historic figure that fought for slavery to end but yet was a biography that was written. In addition, a book called “John Brown’s War against Slavery” written by Robert E. McGlone is comparable to Horwitz’s monograph because it portrays Brown’s objective to halt slavery through the infamous battle at Pottawatomie Creek and the raid on Harpers

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