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American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with historian Dennis Frye. 4 of 6 [electronic resource] / [produced by WGBH].

Other Title:
Interview with historian Dennis Frye 4 of 6
John Brown's holy war
Academic Video Online.
Publication:
Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (29 minutes)
Subjects:
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Harpers Ferry, Battle of, Harpers Ferry, W. Va., 1862.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1861.
Form/Genre:
Interviews
Unedited footage.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
data file
Summary:
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. Frye talks about Raid - no one ate the food, feared it was poisoned, White Flag - sometimes means nothing in the 1850s, Raid - John Brown men kill Beckham, mob rule, mob kill Thompson, Raid - Layman surrenders but killed, used as target practice, Property - South thought John Brown thief, not Moses freeing people, Raid - Oliver Brown had been shot, Raid - Oliver dying, John Brown lectured be a man", trapped, Raid - sons dying, John Brown not sympathetic, god knows best, Jeb Stuart - opens engine house, recognizes John Brown from Kansas, Lt. Green - appears in middle of room, Lt. Green - John Brown survives his sword, had God stopped it?, Lt. Green - failure to kill John Brown was turning point for John Brown, Martyr - John Brown willingly die doing God's work, live on as symbol, Martyr - had John Brown been killed in raid, would've been forgotten, Martyr - achieved success in last weeks, thru voice".
Participant:
Dennis Frye, interviewee.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed September 12, 2017).
Contributor:
Frye, Dennis E., interviewee.
Kenner, Robert, 1950- director, producer.
Alexander Street Press.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), production company.
OCLC:
1009099405
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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