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Series
American Experience
Episode
John Brown's Holy War
Raw Footage
Interview with historian Dennis Frye 1 of 6
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-3n20c4tg2m
Description
Martyr, madman, murderer, hero: John Brown remains one of history's most controversial and misunderstood figures. In the 1850s, he and his ragtag guerrilla group embarked on a righteous crusade against slavery that was based on religious faith -- yet carried out with shocking violence. His execution at Harpers Ferry sparked a chain of events that led to the Civil War. Frye talks about Harper's Ferry - federal armory, weapons for US Army, H Ferry - description of arsenal, weapons stored, H Ferry - represented the defense of the US , H Ferry - manufactured weapons to defend US, H Ferry/Plan - John Brown came for guns, easy access
Subjects
American history, African Americans, civil rights, slavery, abolition
Publisher
WGBH Educational Foundation, Release Agent
Rights
(c) 2000-2017 WGBH Educational Foundation
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
0:04:46
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Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Dennis Frye 1 of 6,” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 22, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-3n20c4tg2m.
MLA: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Dennis Frye 1 of 6.” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 22, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-3n20c4tg2m>.
APA: American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Dennis Frye 1 of 6. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-3n20c4tg2m