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American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Charles Joyner, 2 of 3

Part of John Brown's Holy War Interviews.

2000

Joyner talks about Press/Martyr - reshapes image from fanatic to martyr, Response to raid - temperate on both sides at first, Response to raid - made icon, slave holders threatened, respond, Press/Trial - North as John Brown supporters, South as pro - slavery, Trial - John Brown makes it trial of slavery, not of himself (better), Trial - John Brown makes it trial of slavery, not of himself, Martyr - wrote wife he had brought conflict to limit, Religion - conflict b/t governmental and religious authority, Religion - people divided by allegiance to secular/religious law, Sanity - Wise thought John Brown sane, John Brown angry over insanity argument, Sanity - John Brown angry over insanity argument, Wise thought John Brown sane, Sanity - Wise thought John Brown sane, John Brown thought Wise insane, Icon - US a different country after John Brown's execution, Trial - Southern fear, Trial - Southern fear North was coming to arm the slaves, Execution - John Brown put issue of slavery at center stage as never before


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Series
American Experience
Program
John Brown's Holy War
Program Number

1205

Title

Interview with historian Charles Joyner, 2 of 3

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.

Duration

0:28:38

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Topics
History
Creators
Robert Kenner (Producer)
Contributors
Joyner, Charles (Interviewee)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Rights Summary

Rights Holder: WGBH Educational Foundation

Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Charles Joyner, 2 of 3,” 2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34D70F7938554697ACC0DDAFB1F04DCC.
MLA: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Charles Joyner, 2 of 3.” 2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34D70F7938554697ACC0DDAFB1F04DCC>.
APA: American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Charles Joyner, 2 of 3. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_34D70F7938554697ACC0DDAFB1F04DCC
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