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Keep, John (fl. 1837) An address, delivered December 22, 1837, in the village of Lockport, N.Y. commemorative of the martyrdom of Rev. E. P. Lovejoy, who was killed by the mob...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.090 Author/Creator: Keep, John (fl. 1837) Place Written: Lockport, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1837 Pagination: 22 p. ; 18.5 x 12 cm.

Summary of Content: Title continues, "... in the city of Alton, Ill., on the night of November 7, 1837." Elijah P. Lovejoy was a Presbyterian minister, editor of a religious newspaper who was killed by a pro-slavery mob. Keep was the pastor of the Presbyterian Church. First edition. Printed by George Reese, Lockport, New York.

People: Keep, John, fl. 1837
Lovejoy, Elijah P. (Elijah Parish)., 1802-1837

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: ReligionMobs and RiotsSlaveryAfrican American HistoryAbolitionReform MovementDeath

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