The Martyrdom of Lovejoy: An Account of the Life, Trials and Perils of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy
by An Eye-Witness [Tanner, Henry S.]
Fergus Printing Company. Hardcover. Chicago, 1881. 8vo, later black buckram rebind, 233 pp. Title continues: Who was killed by a pro-slavery mob, at Alton, Ill, on the night of November 7, 1837. Inscribed by the publisher on title page. A quite sound and complete copy, recently rebound, with very good contents. Minimal normal tanning to contents, facsimile document reinforced with paper tape, one margin chipped with loss. An account of Elijah Lovejoy's life up to and including his death on November 7, 1837. "Lovejoy was hailed by abolitionists as a martyr to their cause. At the same time, however, his decision to defend his press by use of force created intense controversy within the antislavery movement, many members of which adhered to the principle of nonresistance." - ANB. . Very Good. 1881. (Inventory #: 15338)
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