The Resource John Brown's holy war, PBS ; produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for American Experience ; WGBH Boston

John Brown's holy war, PBS ; produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for American Experience ; WGBH Boston

Label
John Brown's holy war
Title
John Brown's holy war
Statement of responsibility
PBS ; produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for American Experience ; WGBH Boston
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
On December 2, 1859, a tall, gaunt, fifty-nine-year-old man was executed in Virginia before 1500 armed guards. Just a month earlier, few had heard of John Brown, a red-faced, thread-bare, scare-crow of a man with wild reddish brown hair whose sky-blue eyes held a look that bespoke madness, who one terrible night in Kansas committed cold-blooded murder as he embarked on a violent crusade to end slavery. Now his name divided North from South. Was he a martyr or a madman, a fanatic or a hero? More than a century later, John Brown--who helped bring on the bloodiest American upheaval ever--remains one of America's most controversial and misunderstood figures
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Cataloging source
PSC
Characteristic
videorecording
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American experience (Television program)
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Credits note
Editor, Leonard Feinstein ; cinematographer, Buddy Squires ; music, Mark Adler ; researcher, Melissa Adelson ; advisors: Paul Finkelman, Eric Foner, Dennis Frye, James O. Horton, Martin Kenner, Jean Libby, Stephen B. Oates, James Brewer Stewart, Geoffrey C. Ward
Date time place
Originally broadcast by PBS as an episode of the television series American experience on February 28, 2000
Dewey number
973.7/116/092
Language note
In English; closed-captioned
LC call number
E451
LC item number
.J64 2005
PerformerNote
Narrator, Joe Morton ; commentators, Russell Banks, Bruce Olds, Margaret Washington, Dennis Frye, Edward J. Renehan Jr., James O. Horton, James Brewer Stewart, Paul Finkelman, Charles Joyner ; reenactors, Bill Gaddy, Junius Harris, Jon Isaacson, Ed Merchand, Anndromita Moodie, Sherry Porter, James Wassel ; voices, René Auberjonois, Melendy Britt, Scott Cleverdon, Richard Doyle, Barry Shabaka Henley, Harris Yulin
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  • 1950-
  • 1947-
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  • Kenner, Robert
  • Chowder, Ken
  • Morton, Joe
  • Adler, Mark
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • Robert Kenner Films
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
79
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  • Brown, John
  • Abolitionists
  • Abolitionists
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • Christianity and politics
  • Kansas
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
John Brown's holy war, PBS ; produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for American Experience ; WGBH Boston
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Date at end of program: ©2002
  • Special feature: Teacher's Guide [PDF format printable discussion guide, requires a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat]; web links [text feature]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A national symbol -- Religious principles -- A pledge to end slavery -- The slavery debate -- The Pottawatomie Massacre -- Northern sympathizers -- Harpers Ferry -- Immortalized -- Credits
Control code
ocm63677557
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (79 min.)
Isbn
9780793691098
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
841887006101
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
AMER6205
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • optical disk
System control number
(OCoLC)63677557
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; full screen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio of the original television exhibition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
John Brown's holy war, PBS ; produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for American Experience ; WGBH Boston
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Date at end of program: ©2002
  • Special feature: Teacher's Guide [PDF format printable discussion guide, requires a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat]; web links [text feature]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A national symbol -- Religious principles -- A pledge to end slavery -- The slavery debate -- The Pottawatomie Massacre -- Northern sympathizers -- Harpers Ferry -- Immortalized -- Credits
Control code
ocm63677557
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (79 min.)
Isbn
9780793691098
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
841887006101
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
AMER6205
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • videodisc
  • optical disk
System control number
(OCoLC)63677557
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; full screen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio of the original television exhibition
Video recording format
DVD

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