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Author: Charles W Joyner; 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. Joyner talks about Southern Press - see US as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Nonfiction films
History
Interviews
Unedited footage
Named Person: Charles W Joyner; John Brown; John Brown; Charles W Joyner
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Joyner; Robert Kenner; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),
OCLC Number: 1003373692
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed August 21, 2017).
Performer(s): Interviewee, Charles Joyner.
Description: 1 online resource (29 min.)
Other Titles: Interview with historian Charles Joyner, 3 of 3
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. Joyner talks about Southern Press - see US as foreign country they want out of, Hero - hero concept is dangerous, John Brown probably not a hero, -Hero - John Brown was an extraordinary man, Icon - wonderful beliefs overcame flaws, chose right course at end, Jail/Martyr - realizes must be a loser to be a winner, Execution/Religion - John Brown believed he was fulfilling God's purpose, Press - first event where press played such a role, - Song - legacy, mistake of Wise to execute John Brown, no song for Sumner, Singing Song, Song - great marching song of union army, -Trial/Martyr - Wise the sacrificer, erred in rushing, executing, North v. South - dance b/t 2 sides leading to Civil War, Press - editorial writers play their part in dividing the country.

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