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I have a lot of old books about old stuff. I have the stuff people are trying to figure out now. My old guru whom I got all of this from, had all of this figured out years ago.
The book that started me on this trek was The Town that Started the Civil War by Nat Brandt. Brandt was a newspaper/TV journalist along with his book writing, so his writing style is very reader-friendly. Through this book I learned about the little town (Oberlin, Ohio) and how the Oberlin/Wellington Rescue was connected to John Brown's Harpers Ferry revolt, and the earlier cases of Anthony Burns (runaway slave living in freedom in Boston, but kidnapped by slave catchers) and the Amistad (ship) Slave Revolt.
This situation came to a head with the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue, a pivotal event described in Nat Brandt's book The Town That Started the Civil War. On September 13, 1858, a fugitive named John Price was captured by federal officials and held in neighboring Wellington, Ohio. On September 13, 1858, a fugitive named John Price was captured by federal officials and held in neighboring Wellington, Ohio Oberlin "Rescuers" outside the Cuyahoga County jail. Langston is seventh from right in front row, with hat over his chest.
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Home Browse Books Book details, The Town That Started the Civil War. The Town That Started the Civil War. By Nat Brandt. Writing under the nom de plume Petroleum V. Nasby early in the second year of the Civil War, humorist David Ross Locke echoed a theory that became widely held, at least in the Western Reserve: "Oberlin commenst this war. Oberlin wuz the prime cause uv all the trubble. A simplistic view, the stuff of which local legend is made.
Before the War Between the States, there was the war between the . Target/Movies, Music & Books/Books/All Book Genres/History Books. product description page. The Town That Started the Civil War - by Nat Brandt (Paperback). government and Oberlin, Ohio. A fascinating, gripping narrative. -James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom On a crisp autumn day in Ohio, 1858, two Kentucky slave hunters were closing in on a runaway slave named John Price. Federal law said they had the right to bring the man back across state lines.
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Nat Brandt; Nathan H Brandt. The whole book just seemed like one big quote and a bunch of "and then this happened, and then this happened" - I often only got a few pages in before falling into a deep sleep. Names are thrown at you left and right, there was just no way to keep up with everyone the author mentions - although he nicely adds a list at the beginning of who everyone is, and it's quite the list. James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom.
Predating by a year the Raid of John Brown at Harper's Ferry, Brandt makes the case this was just as likely the place where the Civil War began.