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Title American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with author Edward J. Renehan. 1 of 4 / [produced by WGBH]
Published Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2000


Description 1 online resource (27 min.)
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. Renehan talks about Childhood - underground RR, Owen - John Brown not successful but abolitionist like Owen, Owen - absentee father, John Brown tries to be better father, fails, Personality - needed authority, e.g. tannery, but failed, Personality - always took lead, Kansas free soil militia, - Personality - stubbornness, lead by God, Douglas, Douglass/John Brown - yin/yang, Douglass liked finer things, Douglass - thought John Brown's plan would fail, alienate people, Martyr - Douglass etc. picked up John Brown's mantle after death, Garrison/John Brown - religion, pacifism vs. retribution, Kansas, Religion/Kansas - John Brown's God inspired violence, Kansas, Religion - no fear of death, helped John Brown to martyrdom
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed August 21, 2017)
Performer Interviewee, Edward J. Renehan
Notes In English
Subject Renehan, Edward, 1956- -- Interviews
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Renehan, Edward, 1956-
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Antislavery movements.
Christianity and politics.
Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1861.
United States.
Genre/Form interviews.
Unedited footage.
Unedited footage.
Form Streaming video
Author Renehan, Edward, 1956- interviewee.
Kenner, Robert, 1950- director, producer.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), production company.
Other Titles Interview with author Edward J. Renehan, 1 of 4
John Brown's holy war