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John Brown Today

Louis DeCaro Jr.

John Brown Today is a podcast devoted to historical and contemporary themes relating to the abolitionist John Brown (1800-59), the controversial antislavery and antiracist freedom fighter. John Brown Today is hosted by Louis A. DeCaro Jr., a Brown biographer and researcher, the most prolific author on the John Brown theme since the abolitionist's death in 1859. John Brown Today engages a range of themes from history and biography to popular culture and other contemporary themes.
Episodes
The Sellout of Harper's Ferry Station: The Difficult Case of Heyward ShepherdJanuary 17, 2023
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Reaction & Reflection: David Blight on John Brown - - "John Brown Terrorist or Hero?"December 29, 2022
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What Did Blacks Really Think of John Brown? The Question of "Sambo Mistakes" (Part 2)October 24, 2022
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What Did Blacks Really Think of John Brown? Kudos & Conflicts (Part 1)October 24, 2022
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Questioning John Brown’s Sanity: A Historical Thread ConsideredSeptember 09, 2022
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John Brown’s Trial: The “Lost” Narrative of George H. HoytJuly 25, 2022
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Why John Brown? A Biographer's Reflections in Response to a Thoughtful CriticJune 29, 2022
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Good Boy with a Gun: The Tragic Story of Will Leeman, A Harper’s Ferry RaiderMay 26, 2022
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"John Brown Has Been Lost to His Own Church": An Interview with Louis DeCaro Jr. by Dr. Chris Dost, July 10, 2021April 29, 2022
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Biography: The Ups and Downs of Mr. Brown, 1835-1851April 04, 2022
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A Disparate Legacy: Oswald Garrison Villard and the John Brown BiographyMarch 15, 2022
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Interrogating History: The Mayflower, “America,” and John BrownJanuary 31, 2022
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Light vs. Lies: The Real History of the Harper's Ferry Raid (with a Jan. 6th epilogue!)January 15, 2022
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My John Brown Holiday NotesDecember 24, 2021
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A Text For the Nation: John Brown Beyond BiographyDecember 13, 2021
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John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Moral Core: A Juxtaposition for December 2November 30, 2021
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Explaining John Brown Correctly: A Conversation with Dan MorrisonNovember 17, 2021
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Mary Ellen Pleasant and "The Rule of Credible Evidence"October 17, 2021
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The Voices of the Past: A Conversation with Ian Barford (Part 2)September 27, 2021
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The Voices of the Past: A Conversation with Ian Barford (Part 1)September 06, 2021
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Reading John Brown's "A Declaration of Liberty" (July 4, 1859)July 05, 2021
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Father and SonJune 17, 2021
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John Brown Remembrance (2020)June 02, 2021
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John Brown's Best Friend in the Twentieth CenturyMay 23, 2021
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Hurrah For Old John Brown: The July 4th 1860 Meeting at John Brown's Farm & GraveMay 06, 2021
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