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Title American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with author Edward J. Renehan. 2 of 4 / [produced by WGBH]
Published Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2000

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Description 1 online resource (29 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 Fugitive slave law - final proof constitution flawed, Fugitive slave law - abolitionists lobby for secession, Northern secession - treatment for cancer is amputation, Non - violence - no longer a practical solution, Fugitive slave law - demands violence, Higginson, John Brown in court, Douglass - John Brown told him slavery wouldn't end w/out bloodbath, Burns/Higginson - rescues spontaneous acts of violence, Fugitive slave law - made a" John Brown inevitable, North Elba - dream, left for Kansas to be at focal point, Kansas - revitalizes John Brown's sense of duty, - Kansas - birth of Messianic Brown, Kansas - Brown's station, desolate, awful, poverty stricken, Kansas - John Brown responding to violence, following God, - Failure - felt inadequate, frustrated, - Kansas - eruption against slavery & his own failure."
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed August 21, 2017)
Performer Interviewee, Edward J. Renehan
Notes In English
Subject Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Renehan, Edward, 1956- -- Interviews
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Renehan, Edward, 1956-
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Abolitionists.
Antislavery movements.
Christianity and politics.
Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1861.
United States.
Genre/Form interviews.
Biographies.
History.
Interviews.
Unedited footage.
Interviews.
Unedited footage.
Interviews.
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, 2 of 4
John Brown's holy war