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' I Plant Myself...Down on My Unquestionable Rights': Elijah Lovejoy's Fatal Stand for Freedom
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Title' I Plant Myself...Down on My Unquestionable Rights': Elijah Lovejoy's Fatal Stand for Freedom
AbstractArticle tells the story of Elijah Lovejoy, St. Louis abolitionist. His impassioned denunciations of slavery in his newspaper, The Observer, incurred the wrath of pro-slavery elements. Lovejoy moved his presses across the river to Alton, Illinois but an angry mob attacked him there, killing Lovejoy and destroying his presses. His death served to mobilize abolitionists to take action and added to the growing strife that would cause the Civil War.
DateOctober 1, 2006
SourceMissouri Historical Review
LocationPeriodical
Volume101
Number1
Page48-55
Local SubjectSlavery
Lovejoy, Elijah P.
Abolitionists
Saint Louis, Missouri
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID216552
CONTENTdm number19878
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