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Series
American Experience
Episode
John Brown's Holy War
Raw Footage
Interview with author Bruce Olds, 3 of 3
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-v69862cj42
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. Olds talks about Loss - resigned to despair, despair became his liberation, North Elba/Kansas - letter from sons, chance to make good, Pottawatomie - terror, shock, purposeful, Pottawatomie - lying about it in Boston, Pottawatomie - make Kansas platform for wider war, Martyr/Plan - no death wish, big plan, bad tactics, Paymaster's Office - seizes moment, courage, brave words
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
0:30:24
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Chicago: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with author Bruce Olds, 3 of 3,” 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-v69862cj42.
MLA: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with author Bruce Olds, 3 of 3.” 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-v69862cj42>.
APA: American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with author Bruce Olds, 3 of 3. 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-v69862cj42