American Experience; John Brown's Holy War; Interview with historian James Horton, 5 of 5
Part of John Brown's Holy War Interviews.
Horton talks about Sanity - people today assume John Brown black, else traitor to his race, Sanity - if black not insane, John Brown traitor/John Brown freedom fighter, Icon - whites see John Brown as insane, blacks see him as hero, Icon - martyr, forced US to face its contradiction, failure, Hanging - John Brown at peace, did what he could, Icon - John Brown brought moral force to bear, Raid - ensured war would be about abolishing slavery, Boston - 1850s, slave power conspiracy dangerous to whites too
- American Experience
- John Brown's Holy War
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Interview with historian James Horton, 5 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)
- Horton, James (Interviewee)
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Rights Summary
Rights Holder: WGBH Educational Foundation
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