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American Experience: John Brown's Holy War, Season 12, Episode 10, Interview with historian James Brewer Stewart, 2 of 5
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directed by Robert Kenner, fl. 1971; produced by Robert Kenner, fl. 1971, WGBH Boston and Robert Kenner Films, in American Experience: John Brown's Holy War, Season 12, Episode 10 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2000), 27 mins
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 Fer...
directed by Robert Kenner, fl. 1971; produced by Robert Kenner, fl. 1971, WGBH Boston and Robert Kenner Films, in American Experience: John Brown's Holy War, Season 12, Episode 10 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2000), 27 mins
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American Experience: The Abolitionists, Interview with R. Blakeslee Gilpin, part 2 of 5
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directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009 and Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 30 mins
R. Blakeslee Gilpin is Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. His first book, John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning With Violence, Equality, and Change, was published by UNC Press in November 2011.
directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009 and Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 30 mins
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American Experience: The Abolitionists, Interview with R. Blakeslee Gilpin, part 4 of 5
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directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009 and Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 30 mins
R. Blakeslee Gilpin is Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. His first book, John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning With Violence, Equality, and Change, was published by UNC Press in November 2011.
directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009 and Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 30 mins
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American Experience: The Abolitionists, Interview with Tony Horwitz, part 2 of 3
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directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Kathryn Lord, fl. 2005-2017 and Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston; interview by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 26 mins
Tony Horwitz, author of Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War.
directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Kathryn Lord, fl. 2005-2017 and Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston; interview by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 26 mins
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American Experience: The Abolitionists, Interview with James Brewer Stewart, part 3 of 5
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directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009 and Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 31 mins
James Brewer Stewart, James Wallace Professor of History Emeritus, Macalester College, retired, and the founder and director of Historians Against Slavery. Stewart's books include Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery. He has published biographies of four very well-known enemies of slavery: Joshua...
directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009 and Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 31 mins
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American Experience: The Abolitionists, Interview with W. Caleb McDaniel, part 3 of 4
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directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Kathryn Lord, fl. 2005-2017 and Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston; interview by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 30 mins
W. Caleb McDaniel is an assistant professor of history at Rice University and a scholar of the nineteenth-century United States and author of the book: The Problem of Democracy in the Age of Slavery: Garrisonian Abolitionists and Transatlantic Reform.
directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Kathryn Lord, fl. 2005-2017 and Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston; interview by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 30 mins
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Africans in America: Judgment Day (1831-1861), Interview with James Horton, Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History, George Washington University
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directed by Llewellyn Smith, fl. 1987-2017; produced by Llewellyn Smith, fl. 1987-2017, WGBH Boston, in Africans in America: Judgment Day (1831-1861) (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 1 hour 22 mins
James Horton is interviewed about life in 1830 in Washington DC, the vulnerability of free blacks, Solomon Northup, petitions against slavery, the Amistad case, harassment of abolitionists, rise of free black communities, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Anthony Burns, how slavery has shaped American culture, Bleed...
directed by Llewellyn Smith, fl. 1987-2017; produced by Llewellyn Smith, fl. 1987-2017, WGBH Boston, in Africans in America: Judgment Day (1831-1861) (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 1 hour 22 mins
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American Experience, Part 1, The Abolitionists - Part 1
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directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Kathryn Lord, fl. 2005-2017 and Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston, in American Experience, Part 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 54 mins

Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called by many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important ci...

directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Kathryn Lord, fl. 2005-2017 and Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston, in American Experience, Part 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 54 mins
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American Experience: The Abolitionists, Interview with David William Blight, part 4 of 6
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directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009 and Molly Jacobs, 1980-, WGBH Boston, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 31 mins
David William Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University and Director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. His works include: Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory; Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory & the American Civil War;...
directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009 and Molly Jacobs, 1980-, WGBH Boston, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 31 mins
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American Experience: The Abolitionists, Interview with R. Blakeslee Gilpin, part 1 of 5
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directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009 and Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 31 mins
R. Blakeslee Gilpin is Assistant Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. His first book, John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning With Violence, Equality, and Change, was published by UNC Press in November 2011.
directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009 and Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Apograph Productions and WGBH Boston, in American Experience: The Abolitionists (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2013), 31 mins
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