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People/Characters: Owen Lovejoy

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TitlesOrder
Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley
The Case of Abraham Lincoln by Julie M. Fensterabolitionist, politician, etc.
Dark Union: The Secret Web of Profiteers, Politicians, and Booth Conspirators That Led to Lincoln's Death by Leonard F. Guttridge
Herndon's Life of Lincoln by William Henry Herndon
Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America by Allen C. Guelzo
Owen Lovejoy and Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War by Hans L. Trefousse
Perish from the Earth by Jonathan F. Putnam

Character description

Owen Lovejoy (January 6, 1811 – March 25, 1864) was an American lawyer, Congregational minister, abolitionist, and Republican congressman from Illinois. He was also a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. After his brother Elijah Lovejoy was murdered in November 1837 by pro-slavery forces, Owen, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, became a leader of abolitionists in Illinois, condemning slavery and assisting runaway slaves in escaping to freedom.

Owen Lovejoy in Wikipedia

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