More About the Film "John Brown's Holy War"
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 set off a chain of events that led to the Civil War.
A synopsis of the film, plus film credits
The program transcript with additional information
Extended interviews with program participants
Primary Source Documents
Excerpts from letters, speeches, and an editorial
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Additional funding for this program was provided by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and the Maryland Humanities Council.
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