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Abolitionism and the Story of Elijah Lovejoy

By Rebecca Price Janney, Feb 4 2019 03:30PM

We tend to think the abolitionist movement was strongly supported in the non-slave states from its inception. However, early anti-slavery proponents were routinely disparaged, harassed, and physically threatened. It wasn’t until 1837 that Elijah Lovejoy helped bring about widespread support for abolitionism—at great personal cost.


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Elijah Lovejoy (Wikipedia)
Elijah Lovejoy (Wikipedia)
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