Elijah P. Lovejoy Bibliography

Elijah P. Lovejoy Bibliography - Genealogy & Local History Library

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Beecher, Edward. Narrative of Riots at Alton in Connection with the Death of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy. Alton, Illinois: G. Holton, 1838.
IR 977.3 BEE
http://archive.org/details/narrativeofriot00beec

Dedication of the Lovejoy Monument, Alton, Illinois, November 8th, 1897: in gratitude to God and in the love of liberty, the State of Illinois and citizens of Alton erect this monument, 1896-7. Alton, Ill.: Chas. Holden, [1897?].
IR 977.38 LOV
https://archive.org/details/dedication-of-the-lovejoy-monument-alton-illinois

Dillon, Merton Lynn. Elijah P. Lovejoy: Abolitionist Editor. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1961.
IR B LOVEJOY

Dimmock, Thomas. Addresses &c. St. Louis, Missouri?: publisher not identified, 1894.
IR LOCKED CASES 808.85 DIM
https://archive.org/details/addresses-by-thomas-dimmock

Dunphy, John, J. It happened at the River Bend. Alton, Ill.: Second Reading Publications, c2007.
IR 977.386 DUN

Elijah P. Lovejoy Memorial Annual Dinner: Commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the Legacy of Elijah P. Lovejoy and Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Elijah P. Lovejoy Memorial, Friday November 2, 2012. Alton, Ill: Elijah P. Lovejoy Memorial, 2012.
IR LOCKED CASES 977.386 ELI

Ellingwood, Ken. First to Fall: Elijah Lovejoy and the Fight for a Free Press in the Age of Slavery. New York : Pegasus Books, 2021.
IR B LOVEJOY

Gill, John. Tide Without Turning: Elijah P. Lovejoy and Freedom of the Press. Boston: Starr King Press, 1958.
IR B LOVEJOY

Heikes, Nelson Miles. Sketch of the life of Rev. Elijah Parish Lovejoy. Albion, Me.: Ladies of the G.A.R., 1923.
IR B LOVEJOY

History of the Elijah P. Lovejoy Printing Press. Alton, Ill: Hayner Public Library District Genealogy & Local History Library, 2018.
IR 681.62 HIS

Jameson, Melvin. Elijah Parish Lovejoy as a Christian. Rochester, N.Y.: Scranton, Wetmore & co., [1910?]
IR B LOVEJOY
http://archive.org/details/elijahparishlove00jameuoft

Knox, Regina. Elijah Parish Lovejoy: A Remembrance. Waterville, Me: Colby College, 1987.
IR B LOVEJOY

Lovejoy, Joseph Cammet and Owen Lovejoy. Memoir of the Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy. New York: J.S. Taylor, 1838.
IR B LOVEJOY
http://archive.org/details/memoirofrevelijalov00love

Meisenheimer, Harold. Elijah Parrish [sic] Lovejoy: Articles and Photos. Alton, Ill.: H. Meisenheimer, 2003.
IR B LOVEJOY

Phillips, Jennifer. Elijah Lovejoy’s Fight for Freedom. [Shoreline, WA]: Nose in a Book Publishing, c2009.
IR B LOVEJOY

Preservation, Beautification and Rededication of the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Monument: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 25, 1969. Alton, Ill., Pride, Inc., 1969.
IR 977.38 PRE

Proceedings of the Ill. Anti-slavery Convention: Held at Upper Alton on the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eighth October, 1837. Alton [Ill.]: Parks and Breath, 1838.
IR 973.7114 ILL
http://archive.org/details/proceedingsofill00inilli

Remarks of Richard B. Ogilvie, Governor of Illinois: Elijah Lovejoy Monument Rededication, Alton, Illinois, Sept. 25, 1969. Alton, Ill: Pride, Inc., 1969.
IR 977.386 REM

Remembering Elijah Parish Lovejoy. Alton, Ill.: Hayner Public Library District Genealogy and Local History Library, 2015.
IR B LOVEJOY v. 1 and v.2

Shifflett, Kizzie H. The Fifth Seal: Rev. 6 Chap., 9 Verse. Springfield, Ill.: Printed by the Edward F. Hartmann Co., 1922
IR LOCKED CASES B LOVEJOY
https://archive.org/details/fifthsealrev6cha00shif

Simon, Paul. Lovejoy: Martyr to Freedom. St. Louis: Concordia, c1964.
IR B LOVEJOY

Simon, Paul. Freedom's Champion--Elijah Lovejoy. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994.
IR B LOVEJOY

Tanner, Henry. The Martyrdom of Lovejoy: An Account of The Life, Trials, and Perils of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy. Chicago : Fergus Print. Co., 1881.
IR B LOVEJOY
http://archive.org/details/martyrdomoflovej00tann

Thompson, George, D. Prison Life and Reflections, Or, A Narrative of The Arrest, Trial, Conviction, Imprisonment, Treatment, Observations, Reflections, And Deliverance of Work, Burr, And Thompson, Who Suffered an Unjust and Cruel Imprisonment in Missouri Penitentiary, For Attempting to Aid Some Slaves to Liberty. Hartford : A. Work, 1850.
IR 306.362 THO
http://www.archive.org/details/prisonlifereflec7216thom

Trow, John Fowler & Lincoln, William Sever. Alton Trials: Of Winthrop S. Gilman, Who Was Indicted with Enoch Long, Amos B. Roff, George H. Walworth, George H. Whitney, William Harned, John S. Noble, James Morss, Jr., Henry Tanner, Royal Weller, Reuban Gerry, and Thaddeus B. Hurlbut; For the Crime of Riot, Committed on The Night of The 7th Of November, 1837, While Engaged in Defending A Printing Press, From an Attack Made on It at That Time, By an Armed Mob. New York : J.F. Trow, 1838.
IR LOCKED CASES 977.3 ALT
http://archive.org/details/altontrialsofwin00introw

 

Resources only available online:
Elijah P. Lovejoy Papers: 1804-1891, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library The collection includes correspondence, sermons, lectures, newspapers, news clippings, and family memorabilia created by, or related to, Lovejoy and his family. The collection bulks with correspondence (1824-1853) and concerns abolition, temperance, religion, and theology. (Digitized) http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/ttusw/00063/tsw-00063.html

Green, Beriah. The martyr: a discourse, in commemoration of the martyrdom of the Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy, delivered in Broadway Tabernacle, New York, and in the Bleecker Street Church, Utica. [New York]: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1838
http://archive.org/details/martyrdiscoursei00gree

Keep, John. 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, in the City of Alton, Ill., On the Night of November 7, 1837. Lockport, N.Y. : Printed by George Reese, 1838
http://archive.org/details/addressdelivered00keep

Stone, Thomas T. The Martyr of Freedom: a discourse delivered at East Machias, November 30, and at Machias, December 7, 1837. Boston: I. Knapp, 1838.
http://archive.org/details/martyrfreedomad00conggoog

Worchester, Leonard. A Discourse on the Alton Outrage, delivered at Peacham, Vermont, December 14, 1837. Concord, N.H.: Printed by Asa McFarland, 1838.
http://archive.org/details/discourseonalton00worc

Compiled by Lacy S. McDonald, Genealogy & Local History Manager. List complete as of November 2021.

USEFUL WEBSITES
http://www.altonweb.com/history/lovejoy/
http://www.state.il.us/hpa/lovejoy/bio.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2427
http://www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/elijah_lovejoy.htm
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/349544/Elijah-P-Lovejoy

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