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American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart, 1 of 5

Part of John Brown's Holy War Interviews.

2000

Stewart talks about Bible - annotated, scripture explains life, Land - as a commodity, compares to futures market, Bankruptcy - panic of 1837, bankrupt US economy, Bankruptcy/1837 - John Brown a typical story, Garrison - threatening to whites/Abolitionists peaceful, Personality - great speakers mixed w/middle class - not John Brown, Professional Reformer - John Brown was not, had to earn a living, John Brown searching for stability, too preoccupied for abolitionism, Personality - charisma, intimate, skills of a man on fire, Failure/Success - talented at selling inner soul, not wool


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

1205

Title

Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart, 1 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.

Duration

0:28:49

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Topics
History
Creators
Robert Kenner (Producer)
Contributors
Stewart, James Brewer (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 James Brewer Stewart, 1 of 5,” 2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_73BD1F528155421C910D48C2B4E40209.
MLA: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart, 1 of 5.” 2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_73BD1F528155421C910D48C2B4E40209>.
APA: American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart, 1 of 5. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_73BD1F528155421C910D48C2B4E40209
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