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American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with author Bruce Olds, 3 of 3

Part of John Brown's Holy War Interviews.

2000

Olds talks about Loss - resigned to despair, despair became his liberation, North Elba/Kansas - letter from sons, chance to make good, Pottawatomie - terror, shock, purposeful, Pottawatomie - lying about it in Boston, Pottawatomie - make Kansas platform for wider war, Martyr/Plan - no death wish, big plan, bad tactics, Paymaster's Office - seizes moment, courage, brave words


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

1205

Title

Interview with author Bruce Olds, 3 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

0:30:24

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

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

Rights Holder: WGBH Educational Foundation

Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with author Bruce Olds, 3 of 3,” 2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CACA9D5F2D5844B3AEFC6E70C4C7EC61.
MLA: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with author Bruce Olds, 3 of 3.” 2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CACA9D5F2D5844B3AEFC6E70C4C7EC61>.
APA: American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with author Bruce Olds, 3 of 3. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CACA9D5F2D5844B3AEFC6E70C4C7EC61
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