- The Secret Six The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown
- Edward J. Renehan Jr.
- 28 August 2020
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REVIEW The Secret Six The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown 100 Dward J Renehan Jr has created a vivid portrait of this unlikely cabal showing how six pillars of the establishment came to believe that armed conflict was necessary in order to purge the United States of a government sanctioned evil slavery The messianic zealot Brown also brilliantly portrayed streaked across their path like a meteor Renehan traces how the Six became involved with Brown and how their lives were forever changed by the events at Harpers Ferry and the war they helped to start Fascinating look into the bigger story surrounding Harper s FerryFREE READ The Secret Six The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown
REVIEW The Secret Six The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown 100 Most Americans know that John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry Virginia a raid he believed would ignite a bloody slave revolution was one of the events that sparked the Civil War But very few know the story of how Brown was covertly aided by a circle of prosperous and privileged Northeasterners who supplied him with money and weapons and before the raid even hid him in their homes while authorities sought Brown on a murder charge These men called themselves the Secret SixThe Secret Six include I read this book as research and learned an amazing amount about why John Brown had such an impact What an illustrious following he had It was not just the Secret Six those whose names were found in John Brown s possession but the entire town of Concord Mass and all the Transcendentalists that lived there We re talking Emerson Thoreau Alcott Black luminaries too such as Douglass and Tubman were held riveted by John Brown s magnetic sway When John Brown came to his hanging day they had so deified him Emerson He shall make the gallows glorious like the cross that he became a battle cry the song of freedom sung as the first soldiers Massachusetts and New York boys marched o
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REVIEW The Secret Six The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown 100 D Thomas Wentworth Higginson minister author and editor of the Atlantic Monthly; Samuel Howe world famous physician; Theodore Parker the Unitarian minister whose rhetoric helped shape Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; Franklin Sanborn an educator and close friend of Emerson and Thoreau; and the immensely wealthy Gerrit Smith and George Luther StearnsThe existence of the Six has been known to scholars but there has never been a book devoted to them Now drawing on archives from Boston to Kansas E Such a dry read It reads like a master s thesis or a PhD dissertation But I think it is a necessary book One of the subjects is uoted as saying in the later 1800 s aren t we as important in knowing as the guy that sold Christ his mule on the way to the Last Supper I d counter that point with these people played a bigger part than the mule salesman These people funded John Brown functioned as sounding boards provided the weapons used in the lead up to Harper s Ferry Learning their story is learning the bigger picture of the Raid on Harper s Ferry in addition to learning specifics on John Brown s journey learning that it was a movement or maybe the sta