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American Experience; John Brown’s Holy War


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American Experience
John Brown’s Holy War
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Premiered October 1988 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. Series release date: 10/1988

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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. Written by: Ken Chowder. Joe Morton narrates.



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Chicago: “American Experience; John Brown’s Holy War,” 02/15/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9B00ACF4B16B47689A923A156160A6D9.
MLA: “American Experience; John Brown’s Holy War.” 02/15/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9B00ACF4B16B47689A923A156160A6D9>.
APA: American Experience; John Brown’s Holy War. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9B00ACF4B16B47689A923A156160A6D9
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