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, . First Edition. Publisher’s cloth; dust jacket. Spine of dust jacket slightly dulled; Near Fine.