The Oracle and the Curse : A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War /

"Condemned to hang after his raid on Harper's Ferry, John Brown prophesied that the crimes of a slave-holding land would be purged away only with blood. A study of omens, maledictions, and inspired invocations, The Oracle and the Curse examines how utterances such as Brown's shaped Am...

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Main Author: Smith, Caleb, 1977-
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2013
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Call Number: K100 .S62 2012