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9. The John Brown Event: Approaches to Nineteenth-Century Righteous Violence

Friday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Los Angeles–Miami, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Jason Berger, Univ. of South Dakota

1. "Unionism, Repressive Tolerance, and Righteous Violence: Garrison's Antislavery Ethics," Martha E. Schoolman, Dickinson Coll.

2. "Harpers Ferry and the Process of Emancipation," Deak Nabers, Brown Univ.

3. "Serializing Violence: Harper's Weekly and the Civil War Draft Riots," Colleen Glenney Boggs, Dartmouth Coll.

4. "A Violent Ethics of Whiteness: W. E. B. Du Bois and the John Brown Model of Race Reform," Ryan Schneider, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette


Subject:

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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