His Brother's Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64

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University of Illinois Press, 2004 - History - 432 pages
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History of Owen Lovejoy's religious and political participation in the antislavery movment from 1838 to 1864. This is the first comprehensive collection of the speeches of Owen Lovejoy (1811-64). After the assassination of his brother, Elijah, for printing an antislavery newspaper, instead of seeking revenge on the murderers, Lovejoy chose to help eradicate the system of racial slavery. Including sermons, campaign speeches, open letters, and his congressional exchanges and addresses, His Brother's Blood offers a colorful and important perspective on the turmoil leading up to the Civil War and the excitement in Congress that produced universal emancipation.
  

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Contents

MEMBER OF
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Open Letter from the Rock River Congregational
15
Open Pastoral Letter to the Rock River Congregational
25
Sermon on Religion and Politics July 211842
33
MEMBER OF THE LIBERTY PARTY 184248
45
Address to the Liberty Party of Illinois May 271842
48
Open Letter Entitled No Sin to Steal July 261842
55
Open Letter upon Returning from the Liberty Party
61
Remarks on Contract Corruption during the Debate on
154
National Sabbath Speech at Bryants Grove Princeton Illinois
161
34 Speech on the Fanaticism of the Democratic Party February
166
Speech at the Mount Vernon Association Princeton Illinois
180
Speech Championing the Homestead Bill March 26 1860
186
Reports on and Concluding Remarks of a Campaign Speech
211
Campaign Speech at the Chicago Wigwam
225
Resolution on Obedience to the Constitution and the Defense
247

Two Letters and a Report While Canvassing in Massachusetts
70
Report on Two Speeches at the Last National Liberty Party
77
Open Letter upon Returning from the Free Soil Convention
86
Report on the Free Democratic State Convention
93
Report on Remarks at the State Republican Convention
100
Speech and Reporters Comments on Three Antislavery
105
Opening Prayer at the First National Meeting of
121
Reports on a Speech after the Bolters Convention
129
MINORITY GADFLY MEMBER
137
Brief Remarks on Compromises with Slavery
262
Resolutions Opposing the Return of Fugitive Slaves to Their
270
Resolution Granting Diplomatic Status to Hayti and Liberia
281
Remarks on the Surrender of Traitors to the British
294
Speech and Brief Debate on the Second Confiscation Act
307
Resolutions on Prohibiting Slavery in the Territories May 1
329
Speech at a War Meeting in Chicago Rallying Troops
349
Remarks on Reconstruction Policy Contrary to Congressman
366
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William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore are ordained ministers in the United Church of Christ and codirectors of the Lovejoy Society Paul Simon served as a U.S. senator from Illinois. He taught at and directed the Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

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