Friday, December 13, 2013
James McBride was a professional saxophonist for decades before he took up writing, and as an author, he isn’t doing too poorly. His first book, the memoir The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, spent nearly 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and his latest ...
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
153 years ago today, the body of abolitionist John Brown passed through New York City. Tony Horwitz, author of Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, explains what he meant to the city.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The road to America’s bloodiest conflict was certainly a long one. But the spark that set the war in motion began on October 16th, 1859. That night, a fierce abolitionist named John Brown staged a bloody raid on the armory at Harper's Ferry. Historians have long cited John Brown's raid as the beginning of the end for slavery in the United States. But little has been known about the man himself, until now.