American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart, 4 of 5
Part of John Brown's Holy War Interviews.
Stewart talks about Kansas - made world unpredictable, Kansas - instability made capitalists fund freedom fighters, Kansas - powerful families in Boston funding free staters, Kansas - Boston $ to freedom fighters, Kansas - violence there not new, Kansas - slave holders needed new territory, growing economy, Boston - felt at home, tradition of American Revolution, Boston - 2nd Revolution, people saw his revolutionary zeal, Boston - Revolution corrupted, John Brown remembered truths, Personality - charisma, feeds needs, patriarch, Boston - gave supporters chance to believe in themselves, Nonviolence - nonviolent people accept violence, big change
- American Experience
- John Brown's Holy War
- Program Number
Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart, 4 of 5
- Series Description
As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award.
- Program Description
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.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Robert Kenner (Producer)
- Stewart, James Brewer (Interviewee)
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Rights Summary
Rights Holder: WGBH Educational Foundation
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