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Conway, Moncure Daniel (1832-1907) The Golden Hour.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.249 Author/Creator: Conway, Moncure Daniel (1832-1907) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Books Date: 1862 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed by Julia Piatt, 29 July 1862, Washington, D.C. Conway was an American author and preacher, and ardent abolitionist. He lectured in England during the Civil War in the interests of the North. The Golden Hour is a plea for the emancipation of slaves in the form of a novel. Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston. Printed by the University Press, Welch, Bigelow, and Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

People: Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Literature and Language Arts, Religion, Abolition, Civil War, African American History, Slavery, Reform Movement, Emancipation, Transcendentalist

Sub Era: The American Civil War