American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with historian James Horton. 4 of 5 [electronic resource] / [produced by WGBH].
- Other Title:
- Interview with historian James Horton, 4 of 5
John Brown's holy war
Academic Video Online.
- Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017.
1 online resource (28 minutes)
- Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1861.
- In 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 Kansas -pro - slavery vs. free soil forces, Slavery Expansion - Lincoln contain, Kansas is battleground, Kansas - John Brown determined to stop expansion, Sumner - attack, Brooks sent 100s of canes, serious, Pottawatomie - accepting that John Brown killed, did so for principle, Newby - letter from wife, personal commitment to be w/ John Brown, Douglass - thought plan doomed, John Brown naive about military might, -Douglass - John Brown disappointed not to have him along - Martyr - resignation - Plan - breaking in easy, but he stayed too long, Southern fear - raid a symbol of North's willingness to strike, Raid - evidence more important than his own survival, Icon - symbol of complexity of US, race at core of contradiction.
- James Horton, interviewee.
- Title from resource description page (viewed September 12, 2017).
- Horton, James Oliver, interviewee.
Kenner, Robert, 1950- director, producer.
Alexander Street Press.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), production company.
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