American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with historian Paul Finkelman. 3 of 5 / [produced by WGBH].
- Additional Titles:
- Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 3 of 5 and John Brown's holy war
- Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (29 minutes)
- Additional Creators:
- Finkelman, Paul, 1949-, Kenner, Robert, 1950-, and WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
- Language Note:
- In English.
- 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. Finkelman talks about Boston - compare Brown to Cromwell, New England - Brown tough, people love him, Plan - open warfare more dramatic, needed, H. Ferry - delay, suicidal attack necessary, H. Ferry - suicidal attack necessary (short), Revolution - political process against freedom, South - no democracy, can't vote about slavery, Illegal activity - only way to attack slavery, Pottawatomie - makes sense, no democracy, Kansas - no peaceful method to end slavery, Martyr - tragedy is other men who died, From Nobody to a Hero (long), From Nobody to a Hero (short).
- Digital File Characteristics:
- data file
- Title from resource description page (viewed September 12, 2017).
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Paul Finkelman, interviewee.
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