H.W. Brands: The Zealot and the Emancipator

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H.W. Brands

The Zealot and the Emancipator

The Hauenstein Center, along with our partners at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Library and Museum, were proud to virtually host a close friend in Professor H.W. Brands. 

In his most recent book, The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom, Brands tells the story of two adversaries who had a different vision of what the future of the United States should look like. In what Kirkus has called “an outstanding dual biography,” Brands brilliantly illustrates how two American giants shaped the war for freedom.