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American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with historian James Horton. 2 of 5

Author: James Oliver Horton; Robert Kenner; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),
Publisher: Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017.
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. Horton talks about Slavery - founding fathers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed interviews
Unedited footage
Biography
History
Named Person: John Brown; John Brown
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Oliver Horton; Robert Kenner; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),
OCLC Number: 1009111578
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed September 12, 2017).
Performer(s): James Horton, interviewee.
Description: 1 online resource (29 min.)
Other Titles: Interview with historian James Horton, 2 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. Horton talks about Slavery - founding fathers, principle of human freedom, Brown - revolutionary, expanding principles, Abolitionists - had day jobs, underground RR dangerous, Underground RR - symbolic importance of whites (long), Underground RR - symbolic importance of whites (short), Brown - fight against slavery all consuming, driving force, Sanity - Nat Turner, rational to encourage rebellion, Sanity - imagine Nat Turner well armed, not crazy, Turner - uprising struck fear, spiritual visions, Religion - spiritual visions ordinary for 19th century, Douglass/Brown - intellect/emotion, impressed each other, Douglass/Brown - impressed each other, letter, Douglass - refined, powerful, would inspire raiders.

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