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Title American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with author Edward J. Renehan. 3 of 4 / [produced by WGBH]
Published Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2000


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 Pottawatomie - both sides of war in Kansas outraged, -Pottawatomie - John Brown had to lie about his complicity, - Pottawatomie - afterwards, John Brown enjoys being a renegade, Black Jack - story of battle", Boston/Sanborn, John Brown Speech - Bible & Dec. of Independence most important documents, Boston/Revolution/Dec of Independence - right audience, Boston/Revolution/Dec of Independence - "2nd revolution", Boston/Secret Six - Brown a device for more involvement, Mrs. Russell - thought John Brown enjoyed making rich uncomfortable, Mrs. Russell - John Brown's weapons, dramatized himself, Mrs. Russell - gross food stories @ dinner table, Secret Six - John Brown made it duty not favor for them to give him mone, Parlor chairs - story, Secret Six - save Higginson, thought plan doomed but worthwhile."
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
Kenner, Robert, 1950- producer
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), production company
Other Titles Interview with author Edward J. Renehan, 3 of 4
John Brown's holy war