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Memoir of the Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy; who was Murdered in Defence of the Liberty of the Press, at Alton, Illinois, Nov. 7, 1837

John Quincy Adams

This powerful memoir combines a moving family history with a broader account of the struggle for free speech and abolition in antebellum America. Elijah P. Lovejoy was a Presbyterian minister, journalist, and committed abolitionist who was murdered by a pro-slavery mob in 1837. His brother, Owen Lovejoy, was also an outspoken critic of slavery and went on to become a key figure in the Republican Party during the Civil War. The memoir offers a window into the intense ideological battles of the period, as well as the human costs of fighting for a more just society.

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Book Details

  • Publisher: Legare Street Press
  • Publish Date: Jul 18th, 2023
  • Pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.88in - 1.59lb
  • EAN: 9781019390658
  • Categories: GeneralHistorical
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