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Ill Literacy, Episode XXI: The Zealot and the Emancipator (Guest: H.W. Brands)

November 30, 2020

In Episode XX of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with H.W. Brands about his new book, "The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom."

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by H.W. Brands of the University of Texas – Austin to discuss his new book, The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom. They talk about the divergent paths Brown and Lincoln took in their fight against slavery and how the two arrived on those paths.

Get the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/576756/the-zealot-and-the-emancipator-by-h-w-brands/

Show Notes:

Abraham Lincoln Book Shop: H.W. Brands on A House Divided (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vOx7WyFefc

Atlanta History Center: Virtual Talks | H.W. Brands, The Zealot and the Emancipator (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2feuH74UnPQ

Free Library of Philadelphia: H. W. Brands | The Zealot and the Emancipator (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFXSx6j0nTQ

New York Times: Sean Wilentz – John Brown and Abraham Lincoln: A Study in Contrasts

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/06/books/review/the-zealot-and-the-emancipator-h-w-brands.html

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Harry Levins – H.W. Brands compares Lincoln, Brown in 'The Zealot and the Emancipator'

https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/reviews/h-w-brands-compares-lincoln-brown-in-the-zealot-and-the-emancipator/article_ad38e50f-6d4a-518f-acff-5b6491a32dcd.html

Wall Street Journal: Adam Rowe – ‘The Zealot and the Emancipator’ Review: A Deadly Confrontation

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-zealot-and-the-emancipator-review-a-deadly-confrontation-11601843252

Washington Post: Alexis Coe – Abraham Lincoln and John Brown: Imperfect heroes of the fight to end slavery

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/abraham-lincoln-and-john-brown-imperfect-heroes-of-the-fight-to-end-slavery/2020/10/22/c3706804-027a-11eb-897d-3a6201d6643f_story.html

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Constitutional Reform
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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @BenceAthwart