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