Tide Without Turning: Elijah P. Lovejoy and Freedom of the Press.


Biography of clergyman, newspaper editor, and abolitionist Elijah Parish Lovejoy (1802–1837) who was murdered by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois when they tried to attack the warehouse where his printing press was stored. Appendixes include “Lovejoy’s Market House Speech” and “Note on Anti-Catholicism.” “Lovejoy’s persistence as an abolitionist editor places him among the leading defenders of a free press in American history.” (ANB) An excellent copy.


Description: Tide Without Turning: Elijah P. Lovejoy and Freedom of the Press.

Boston: Starr King Press, [1958]. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth; dust jacket. Spine of dust jacket slightly dulled; Near Fine.

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Price: $45.00

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