[[ Reading ]] ➹ The secret six: John Brown and the abolitionist movement Author Otto Scott – Valtrex-4.us

The secret six: John Brown and the abolitionist movementThe Secret Six John Brown And The Abolitionist Movement, Including Notes, Bibliography, And Index, 375 Pages First Edition, New York Times Book Co., 1979 Second Edition, The Foundation For American Education, 1987, As The Secret Six The Fool As Martyr Third Edition, Uncommon Books, Seattle, Wash., 1993, As The Secret Six John Brown And The Abolitionist Movement Unlike Previous Biographies Of John Brown, This Is The First To Look At The Rich Men Who Funded His Attack On Harper S Ferry It Looks Into Their Backgrounds And Personalities, Their Associations With Emerson, Thoreau, And Other Transcendentalists, And Places Them Not On The Fringe, But In The Center Of The Abolitionist Movement In The Process, Antebellum New England Takes On A New And Interesting Aspect Than The Whitewashes Of The Past This Is History As It Was, Not As It Is Taught By The Winners Of The Civil War First Published By Times Books In 1979, The Secret Six Elicited The Following Comments Among Others The Author S Thesis Is That John Brown And The Cabal Of Eminent Massachusetts Clergymen, Literati And Wealthy Businessmen, The Secret Six, Who Encouraged And Financed Him Were Pioneers In A Use Of Terror That In Our Day Has Come To Plague The World The Idea That Killing Even Innocent People Is Moral If It Serves A Greater Good The New Yorker Scott S Accomplishment Is Considerable, And Worth Studying, Not Only As A Signal Contribution To The Bibliography Of Terrorism, But As A Vivid And Penetrating Account Of An Awful Phase Of Our History Norman Corwin In The Los Angeles Times Thanks To Otto Scott S Energetic And Intricate Account Of Past Delusions Of Righteous Grandeur, Terrorism May Not In The Future Be So Easy To Rationalize Away Dr Gordon M Pradl In Chronicles Of Culture If Scott S Thorough Study Of The Half Secret Movement Behind John Brown Receives The Attention It Deserves There Will Be Less Adulation, Even In Liberal And Radical Circles, Of A Reformer As Mad And Merciless As Any 20th Century Terrorist And There Should Be Some Reassessment Of The Famous Northern Abolitionists Who Made Mad Brown Their Tool Russell Kirk Among Other Distinctions, John Brown Is The Only Known Mass Murderer In American History To Be Remembered As A National Hero M Stanton Evans Now An Underground Classic For Its Incorrect Perspective But Eminently Correct Historical Accuracy, This Is The Definitive Book On The Exemplar Of Modern Political Terror The Practice Of Murdering Helpless And Innocent People To Make A Political Point And The Physical Origins Of The Civil War.

[[ Reading ]] ➹ The secret six: John Brown and the abolitionist movement Author Otto Scott – Valtrex-4.us
  • Hardcover
  • 375 pages
  • The secret six: John Brown and the abolitionist movement
  • Otto Scott
  • English
  • 03 April 2018
  • 9780812907773

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  1. says:

    The tragedy of most great movements in Church history is that they inevitably decline The tragedy of New England Puritanism is that it did not Instead, it mutated Of abnormalities within the healthy Calvinist body there were plenty Suddenly and strangely, however, they mutated into an aggressive cancer that proliferated in a paroxysm of counterfeit life By the beginning of the nineteenth century, just a few generations after Jonathan Edwards, morality had become detached from Christ and from life in the Church as Chesterton put it, all the ordinary virtues went mad The virtues, abstracted, became individually absolute, varying according to the pet cause of the reformer Thus faddish diets, communalism, Transcendentalism, political reform, education, work with the disabled, and increasingly, the abolition of slavery, displaced Christ as the new saviors of New England The abolitionist cause, deified, could not admit of the gradual reform befitting a temporal cause And this new Deity was no benevolent one Its prophets ran the course from calls for disunion, to outright treason, to the demand ...


  2. says:

    This book is not a great work in primary research, but rather in the harmonization and interpretation of the history of John Brown and the Abolitionist movement While there are a few slower parts, the writing is grand and exciting The narrative follows the development of Northern intellectual thought from about 1830 to 1860 Revivalists, Unitarians, Transcendentalists, and New England elite form an interesting mix of actors in the drama The drama is one of friends and societies friendships that impacted a country It follows the life of John Brown and how he and his terrorizing actions in Kansas intersected with the revolutionary ideas of the Abolitionists One of the insightful aspects of this book is Otto Scott s examination of how New England orthodoxy broke down into the new American religion centered on human will and social reform which still used the terms of the older Christianity This had both evangelical and liberal branches e.g Charles G Finney Theodore Weld and William E Channing Waldo Emerson, respectively ...


  3. says:

    Scott writes a good history The Secret Six tells you what few others have The book covers the abolitionist movement and ideology that began almost half a century prior to the civil war in the United States that it caused It gives you a close up of the six men who were primary movers on the abolition stage in the years leading up to the war, and who financed and encouraged the terrorist John Brown for their cause The strange character John Brown, who rose to the status of a saint among his supporters and sympathizers for his role as agitator and murderer, first in the Kansas ...


  4. says:

    Six New England yankees who financed and encouraged John Brown to use terror by killing innocent people to help the Northern Abolitionist One of the richest men in the North, a businessman,a well known Massachusetts preacher that did not believe in the Trinity and later denied all Christian doctrine also a socialist, a famous poet that taught transcendentalism and was a humanitarian a term that then defined those that denied the divinity of Jesus A school teacher that married an invalid heiress and inherited her fortune, later became a powerful official in Massachusetts, another millionaire that inherited vast holdings from his father and when John Brown was arrested he fled and feigned insanity, a famous physician whose wife because famous than him for creating the words to The Battle Hymn of the Republic.From the book Unlike those who murdered innocent people in the past, this new type of assassin was praised by many journalists and hailed by some as a hero of the people His murders were blended, by skillful propaganda, into praises of the cause he claimed to represent and this, too was a departure from standards of judgment that had distinguished ci...


  5. says:

    Excellent.

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