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American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with author Edward J. Renehan. 2 of 4

Author: Edward Renehan; Robert Kenner; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),
Publisher: Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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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. Renehan talks about Fugitive slave law - final  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed interviews
Unedited footage
Biography
History
Interviews
Named Person: John Brown; Edward Renehan; John Brown; Edward Renehan
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Renehan; Robert Kenner; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),
OCLC Number: 1003413999
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed August 21, 2017).
Performer(s): Interviewee, Edward J. Renehan.
Description: 1 online resource (29 min.)
Other Titles: Interview with author Edward J. Renehan, 2 of 4
John Brown's holy war
Responsibility: [produced by WGBH].

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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. Renehan talks about Fugitive slave law - final proof constitution flawed, Fugitive slave law - abolitionists lobby for secession, Northern secession - treatment for cancer is amputation, Non - violence - no longer a practical solution, Fugitive slave law - demands violence, Higginson, John Brown in court, Douglass - John Brown told him slavery wouldn't end w/out bloodbath, Burns/Higginson - rescues spontaneous acts of violence, Fugitive slave law - made a" John Brown inevitable, North Elba - dream, left for Kansas to be at focal point, Kansas - revitalizes John Brown's sense of duty, - Kansas - birth of Messianic Brown, Kansas - Brown's station, desolate, awful, poverty stricken, Kansas - John Brown responding to violence, following God, - Failure - felt inadequate, frustrated, - Kansas - eruption against slavery & his own failure."

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