American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 2 of 5
Part of John Brown's Holy War Interviews.
Finkelman talks about Kansas - law against free - state settlers, Kansas - free - state settlers being killed, Kansas - low - key civil war, Targets dangerous, pro - slavery men, Redpath, "Osawatomi Brown" , Hero - becoming a hero in the East, Hero - FIGHTS South who beat up Sumner, Hero - Brown a man of action, Sumner - story of caning, Kansas 1855 - very violent, Pottawatomie, Brown evasive, headed to greater truth, Lying - willing to lead people on, Boston - don't want to know, give money, Personality - charisma, stubbornness works for him
- American Experience
- John Brown's Holy War
- Program Number
Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 2 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)
- Finkelman, Paul (Interviewee)
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Rights Summary
Rights Holder: WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 2 of 5,” 2000, GBH Archives, accessed December 1, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D28BC1DFC204B7EB3A08D363D02ABC6.
- MLA: “American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 2 of 5.” 2000. GBH Archives. Web. December 1, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D28BC1DFC204B7EB3A08D363D02ABC6>.
- APA: American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian Paul Finkelman, 2 of 5. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D28BC1DFC204B7EB3A08D363D02ABC6