"Lec 9 - John Brown's Holy War: Terrorist or Heroic Revolutionary?" The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 119) Professor Blight narrates the momentous events of 1857, 1858, and 1859. The lecture opens with an analysis of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. Next, Blight analyzes the Dred Scott decision and discusses what it meant for northerners--particularly African Americans--to live in "the land of the Dred Scott decision." The lecture then shifts to John Brown. Professor Blight begins by discussing the way that John Brown has been remembered in art and literature, and then offers a summary of Brown's life, closing with his raid on Harpers Ferry in October of 1859. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction 04:04 - Chapter 2. "A House Divided": The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 10:12 - Chapter 3. Implications of the Dred Scott Decision and the Panic of 1857 23:48 - Chapter 4. John Brown: His Early Life and Beliefs 45:13 - Chapter 5. Planning the Raid on Harpers Ferry 50:34 - Chapter 6. Brown's Capture and Conclusion Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
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Tags: Bleeding Kansas Dred Scott Harper's Ferry John Brown Lincoln-Douglas debates Roger Taney
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Lec 1 - Introductions: Why Does the Civil War Era Have a Hold on American Historical
Lec 2 - Southern Society: Slavery, King Cotton, and Antebellum America's
Lec 3 - A Southern World View: The Old South and Proslavery Ideology
Lec 4 - A Northern World View: Yankee Society, Antislavery Ideology and the Abolition Movement
Lec 5 - Telling a Free Story: Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in Myth and Reality
Lec 6 - Expansion and Slavery: Legacies of the Mexican War and the Compromise of 1850
Lec 7 - A Hell of a Storm The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Birth of the Republican Party
Lec 8 - Dred Scott, Bleeding Kansas, and the Impending Crisis of the Union, 1855-58
Lec 10 - The Election of 1860 and the Secession Crisis
Lec 11 - Slavery and State Rights, Economies and Ways of Life: What Caused the Civil War?
Lec 13 - Terrible Swift Sword: The Period of Confederate Ascendency, 1861-1862
Lec 14 - Never Call Retreat: Military and Political Turning Points in 1863
Lec 15 - Lincoln, Leadership, and Race: Emancipation as Policy
Lec 16 - Days of Jubilee: The Meanings of Emancipation and Total War
Lec 17 - Homefronts and Battlefronts:
Lec 18 - - War So Terrible: Why the Union Won and the Confederacy Lost at Home and Abroad The Civil War and Reconstructi
Lec 19 - To Appomattox and Beyond: The End of the War and a Search for Meanings
Lec 20 - Wartime Reconstruction: Imagining the Aftermath and a Second American Republic
Lec 21 - Andrew Johnson and the Radicals: A Contest over the Meaning of Reconstruction
Lec 22 - Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President
Lec 23 - Black Reconstruction in the South: The Freedpeople and the Economics of Land and Labor
Lec 24 - Retreat from Reconstruction: The Grant Era and Paths to
Lec 25 - The Civil War and Reconstruction Era
Lec 26 - Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory