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John Brown's holy war [videorecording] / produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; Robert Kenner Films for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; WGBH Boston.

John Brown's holy war

Kenner, Robert, 1950- (Added Author).
Chowder, Ken. (Screenwriter).
Morton, Joe, 1947- (Added Author).
Robert Kenner Films. (Added Author).
WGBH Educational Foundation. (Added Author).
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Added Author).
PBS Home Video. (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD Biography Brown, John (Text) 31307017261324 Movies - Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0793691095 :
  • ISBN: 9780793691098
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Joe Morton.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced for television series The American experience, broadcast in 2000.
Summary, etc.:
John Brown, considered the father of American terrorism, was an inspiration to the Civil Rights movement. He was a farmer, a warrior, a family man and an avenging angel. More than 150 years after his execution, questions swirl around John Brown: was he a madman or a martyr? A bloodthirsty fanatic or a great American hero? Dramatic reenactments trace John Brown's obsessive battle against human bondage.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Note:
Closed captioned.
Subject: Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Abolitionists > United States > Biography.
Antislavery movements > United States > History > 19th century.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) > History > John Brown's Raid, 1859.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Documentary > Television series.
Biographical (Nonfiction) > Television series.

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