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


Description 1 online resource (21 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 Mission/H Ferry - John Brown started to see himself as a vehicle, Mission - vehicle to get issue of slavery to a boil, - Character - John Brown enigmatic, conflicted support for, Carpetbag letters/Vindication of Raid - Carpetbag letters - not an accident they were left, John Brown knew he would fail, Trial/Hanging/Redpath - Brown mythologized, Boston - extraordinary times create extraordinary bedfellows, Martyr - death his biggest success, icon
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, 4 of 4
John Brown's holy war