John Brown (Du Bois)

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John Brown  (1909)  by W. E. B. Du Bois
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American Crisis Biographies

John Brown



by

W. E. Burghardt du Bois, Ph. D.

Professor of Sociology, Atlanta University

Author of "The Suppression of the African Slave Trade," "The Philadelphia Negro," "The Souls of Black Folk," etc.

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Contents

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Front Matter
Preface
 
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