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American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart. 3 of 5

Author: James Brewer Stewart; 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. Stewart talks about Boston - slavery expands,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed interviews
Unedited footage
Interviews
Biography
Named Person: James Brewer Stewart; John Brown
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Brewer Stewart; Robert Kenner; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),
OCLC Number: 1003459687
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed August 21, 2017).
Performer(s): Interviewee, James Brewer Stewart.
Description: 1 online resource (28 min.)
Other Titles: John Brown's holy war
Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart, 3 of 5
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. Stewart talks about Boston - slavery expands, wealthy gentlemen consider violence, Burns/Higginson - liberation by violence?, Higginson - John Brown marginal/away from this scene & others, Violence in Congress - John Brown's thoughts on violence end to slavery, Violence - during speaker of house election, Sumner - Americans shocked, sign of slave power triumph, Violence in Congress - people were armed, drunk, Kansas - Nebraska Act - violent, led US to civil war, Kansas - Nebraska Act - disaster for Douglass, hoped peaceful.

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