Episode 21: David S. Reynolds

Journalism and Courage in the Fight for Emancipation in the U.S.

David Reynolds, historian and biographer of John Brown and Harriet Beecher Stowe and author of the forthcoming, “Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times” talks about the making of John Brown the revolutionary on the the anniversary of his 220th birthday on May 9, 1800. He lights on the contemporary contributions of journalists, writers, publishers and activists under fire, including Elijah Lovejoy, William Lloyd Garrison, Fredrick Douglass, David Walker, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Reverend Theodore Parker, Henry David Thoreau, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville and Richard Hildreth.


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