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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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

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
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Member of
Cataloging source
PSC
Characteristic
videorecording
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
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Language note
In English; closed-captioned
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
Runtime
90
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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special feature: Teacher's Guide [PDF format printable discussion guide, requires a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat]; web links [text feature]
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
National symbol -- Religious principles -- Pledge to end slavery -- Slavery debate -- Pottawatomie Massacre -- Northern sympathizers -- Harpers Ferry -- Immortalized -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)
Isbn
9780793691098
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887006101
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Special feature: Teacher's Guide [PDF format printable discussion guide, requires a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat]; web links [text feature]
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
National symbol -- Religious principles -- Pledge to end slavery -- Slavery debate -- Pottawatomie Massacre -- Northern sympathizers -- Harpers Ferry -- Immortalized -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • other
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)
Isbn
9780793691098
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887006101
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w 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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