Steve Paulson on Abolitionist John Brown

February 18, 2007

Steve Paulson produced this report on Abolitionist John Brown which explores the question of whether terrorism is ever justified. What are we to make of this enigmatic figure who committed murder in his efforts to end slavery?

(The following books are used: Russell Banks, "Cloudsplitter"; Bruce Olds, "Raising Holy Hell"; Sean Wilentz, "The Rise of American Democracy"; David Reynolds, "John Brown Abolitionist"; Marilynne Robinson, "Gilead"; Sarah Vowell, "Assassination Vacation")