American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with historian Paul Finkelman. 3 of 5 [electronic resource] / [produced by WGBH].
- Other Title:
- Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 3 of 5
John Brown's holy war
Academic Video Online.
- Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017.
1 online resource (29 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. Finkelman talks about Boston - compare Brown to Cromwell, New England - Brown tough, people love him, Plan - open warfare more dramatic, needed, H. Ferry - delay, suicidal attack necessary, H. Ferry - suicidal attack necessary (short), Revolution - political process against freedom, South - no democracy, can't vote about slavery, Illegal activity - only way to attack slavery, Pottawatomie - makes sense, no democracy, Kansas - no peaceful method to end slavery, Martyr - tragedy is other men who died, From Nobody to a Hero (long), From Nobody to a Hero (short).
- Paul Finkelman, interviewee.
- Title from resource description page (viewed September 12, 2017).
- Finkelman, Paul, 1949- interviewee.
Kenner, Robert, 1950- director, producer.
Alexander Street Press.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), production company.
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