American experience. John Brown's holy war. Interview with historian James Horton. 1 of 5 / [produced by WGBH].
- Additional Titles:
- Interview with historian James Horton, 1 of 5 and John Brown's holy war
- Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (23 minutes)
- Additional Creators:
- Horton, James Oliver, 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. Horton talks about Oberlin - laboratory educational opportunities, Underground RR - Southern Ohio across river, RR/Early life - responsibility of freedom?, Slave boy story, Slavery - good masters, Douglass quote, -Cotton - slavery bound up w/ valuable crop, Southern Power - Dred Scott decision, slavery expanding, Southern Power - Supreme Court pro - slavery, expanding, Cotton - slave labor integral to industrialization of North, Slavery - Sambo characterization, Nat Turner, Garrison - non - violence as a tactic, conscience, Violence - like George Washington, defend rights.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- data file
- Title from resource description page (viewed September 12, 2017).
- Participant/Performer Note:
- James Horton, interviewee.
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