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American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart. 4 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 Kansas - made world  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed interviews
Unedited footage
Biography
History
Interviews
Named Person: James Brewer Stewart; John Brown; 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: 1003396109
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed August 21, 2017).
Performer(s): Interviewee, James Brewer Stewart.
Description: 1 online resource (29 min.)
Other Titles: Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart, 4 of 5
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. Stewart talks about Kansas - made world unpredictable, Kansas - instability made capitalists fund freedom fighters, Kansas - powerful families in Boston funding free staters, Kansas - Boston $ to freedom fighters, Kansas - violence there not new, Kansas - slave holders needed new territory, growing economy, Boston - felt at home, tradition of American Revolution, Boston - 2nd Revolution, people saw his revolutionary zeal, Boston - Revolution corrupted, John Brown remembered truths, Personality - charisma, feeds needs, patriarch, Boston - gave supporters chance to believe in themselves, Nonviolence - nonviolent people accept violence, big change.

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