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Series
American Experience
Episode
John Brown's Holy War
Raw Footage
Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 2 of 5
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-mg7fq9r73r
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. Finkelman talks about Kansas - law against free - state settlers, Kansas - free - state settlers being killed, Kansas - low - key civil war, Targets dangerous, pro - slavery men, Redpath, "Osawatomi Brown" , Hero - becoming a hero in the East, Hero - FIGHTS South who beat up Sumner, Hero - Brown a man of action, Sumner - story of caning, Kansas 1855 - very violent, Pottawatomie, Brown evasive, headed to greater truth, Lying - willing to lead people on, Boston - don't want to know, give money, Personality - charisma, stubbornness works for him
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
0:27:58
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Chicago: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 2 of 5,” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 18, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-mg7fq9r73r.
MLA: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 2 of 5.” WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 18, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-mg7fq9r73r>.
APA: American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 2 of 5. 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-mg7fq9r73r