Louis A. DeCaro, Jr. . .

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Gender Male
Location United States
Introduction is Associate Professor of church history at the New York City campus of Alliance Theological Seminary. Quite without intending to do so, Lou has become the most prolific John Brown biographer in 150 years, and his two latest contributions have been published by Rowman and Littlefield. FREEDOM'S DAWN: THE LAST DAYS of JOHN BROWN in VIRGINIA, is the first full length narrative of the abolitionist's last days, with its companion, JOHN BROWN SPEAKS: LETTERS and STATEMENTS from CHARLESTOWN (2015). Lou's "FIRE from the MIDST of YOU": A RELIGIOUS LIFE of JOHN BROWN (NYU Press, 2002), was the first full length bio of Brown in the 21st century. In 2007, he published a corrective monograph, JOHN BROWN--THE COST of FREEDOM (International Publishers). He has also produced two essay collections, JOHN BROWN: THE MAN WHO LIVED, in honor of the sesquicentennial of the Harper's Ferry raid (Lulu, 2009), and JOHN BROWN, EMANCIPATOR (Lulu, 2012). He has also contributed chapters and reviews for scholarly books and journals.