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Author Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864.

Title His brother's blood : speeches and writings, 1838-64 / Owen Lovejoy ; edited by William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore ; foreword by Paul Simon.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2004.

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Physical description xxvi, 432 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1 Member of the American Anti-Slavery Society, 1838-42 -- Introduction: Sinners, Saints, and God-fearing Folk 1 -- 1. Open Letter to the Citizens of Alton, Illinois, 1838 4 -- 2. Open Letter from the Rock River Congregational Association of Illinois to the Reformed Church of Scotland, July 16, 1841 15 -- 3. Sermon on the Supremacy of the Divine Law, January 1842 19 -- 4. Open Pastoral Letter to the Rock River Congregational Association, March 26, 1842 25 -- 5. Sermon on Religion and Politics, July 21, 1842 33 -- Part 2 Member of the Liberty Party, 1842-48 -- Introduction: Evangelicals, Republicans, and Political Organizers 45 -- 6. Address to the Liberty Party of Illinois, May 27, 1842 48 -- 7. Open Letter Entitled "No Sin to Steal," July 26, 1842 55 -- 8. Reports on Speeches at the National Liberty Party Convention in Buffalo, New York, August 30-31, 1843 58 -- 9. Open Letter upon Returning from the Liberty Party Convention in Buffalo, New York, September 8, 1843 61 -- 10. Sermon Entitled "Christ Died for All, without Regard to Person, Age, Rank or Color," July 1844 63 -- 11. Report on Speeches at the Northwestern Convention of the Liberty Party in Chicago, June 1846 65 -- 12. Two Letters and a Report While Canvassing in Massachusetts for the Liberty Party, Fall 1846 70 -- 13. Report on Two Speeches at the Last National Liberty Party Convention, Buffalo, New York, October 20, 1847 77 -- Part 3 Member of the Free Soil and Free Democratic Parties, 1848-54 -- Introduction: Perfectionists, Opportunists, and Religious Change Agents 79 -- 14. Open Letter in Response to Political Questions in the Aurora Guardian, July 14 and 15, 1848 82 -- 15. Open Letter upon Returning from the Free Soil Convention in Buffalo, New York, August 22, 1848 86 -- 16. Sermon on the Signs of the Coming Reign of the Messiah, January 1850 88 -- 17. Report on the Free Democratic State Convention, October 25-26, 1853 93 -- Part 4 Leader in Forming the Republican Party, 1854-56 -- Introduction: Douglas, Lincoln, and Fusion 97 -- 18. Report on Remarks at the State Republican Convention, October 4-5, 1854 100 -- 19. Report on a Speech in the Illinois State Legislature on "Colored People" Having the Right to Testify in Court, January 11, 1855 102 -- 20. Speech and Reporter's Comments on Three Antislavery Resolutions Given in the Illinois State Legislature, February 6 and March 5, 1855 105 -- 21. Opening Prayer at the First National Meeting of the Republican Party, February 22, 1856 121 -- 22. Report on a Speech at the First National Meeting of the Republican Party, February 22, 1856 123 -- 23. Reports on the "Lost Speech" at the Bloomington, Illinois, Anti-Nebraska State Nominating Convention, May 29-31, 1856 126 -- 24. Reports on a Speech after the Bolter's Convention in Bloomington, Illinois, July 16, 1856 129 -- 25. Report on a Campaign Speech for Congress at Neponset, Illinois, October 26, 1856 135 -- Part 5 Minority Gadfly Member of the 35th Congress, 1857-59 -- Introduction: Ruffians, Abusers of Power, and "Fanatics" 137 -- 26. First Speech in Congress, on Deception in the Treasury Note Bill, December 21, 1857 140 -- 27. Speech Entitled "Human Beings, Not Property," in Response to the Supreme Court Decision on the Dred and Harriet Scott Case, February 17, 1858 142 -- 28. Remarks on Contract Corruption during the Debate on the Deficiency Bill, April 2 and 7, 1858 154 -- 29. Remarks on the Decoration of the Agriculture Committee Room, May 19, 1858 156 -- 30. Acceptance Speech on Receiving Unanimous Renomination at the Joliet, Illinois, Convention, June 30, 1858 157 -- 31. National Sabbath Speech at Bryant's Grove, Princeton, Illinois, July 22, 1858 161 -- 32. Report on a Speech after the First Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Ottawa, Illinois, August 21, 1858 162 -- 33. Report on a Speech on the Fugitive Slave Law after the Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Freeport, Illinois, August 27, 1858 164 -- 34. Speech on the Fanaticism of the Democratic Party, February 21, 1859 166 -- 35. Speech at the Mount Vernon Association, Princeton, Illinois, May 25, 1859 180 -- Part 6 Partisan Republican Member of the 36th Congress, 1860-61 -- Introduction: Voters, Compromisers, and Promise Keepers 183 -- 36. Speech Championing the Homestead Bill, March 26, 1860 186 -- 37. Debate on Slavery, Conducted under Hostile Conditions in Congress, April 5, 1860 191 -- 38. Reports on and Concluding Remarks of a Campaign Speech Near Alton, Illinois, July 20, 1860 211 -- 39. Report on a Campaign Speech at Greenup, Illinois, August 16, 1860 215 -- 40. Report on a Campaign Speech at Freeport, Illinois, September 12, 1860 216 -- 41. Campaign Speech at the Chicago Wigwam, October 15, 1860 225 -- 42. Resolution on Obedience to the Constitution and the Defense of National Property, December 17, 1860 247 -- 43. Speech and Brief Debate on Making No Compromises with Slavery, January 23, 1861 250 -- 44. Brief Remarks on Compromises with Slavery, January 28, 1861 262 -- 45. Report on a Speech at the War Meeting in Princeton, Illinois, April 25, 1861 263 -- Part 7 A Floor Leader of the Triumphant 37th Congress, 1861-63 -- Introduction: Unionists, Moderates, and Emancipationists 267 -- 46. Resolutions Opposing the Return of Fugitive Slaves to Their Masters, July 8 and 9, 1861 270 -- 47. Report on a Speech about the Use of War Powers to Free the Slaves with the Help of Black Troops, Late November 1861 271 -- 48. Resolutions on Expanding the Confiscation Act to Include Slaves of All Citizens in Rebellion, December 5 and 20, 1861 278 -- 49. Resolution Granting Diplomatic Status to "Hayti" and Liberia, December 11, 1861 281 -- 50. Speech and Debate on the Conduct of the War, January 6, 1862 282 -- 51. Remarks on the Surrender of Traitors to the British Government, January 14, 1862 294 -- 52. Remarks on a Bill to Establish a Department of Agriculture, February 17, 1862 298 -- 53. Remarks on Taxing Slaveholders per Slave, March 25, 1862 299 -- 54. Response to Charges That Antislavery Men Are As Responsible for the War As the Rebels, March 25, 1862 301 -- 55. Remarks on a Bill to Abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia, April 11, 1862 303 -- 56. Remarks on the Pacific Railroad Bill, April 17, 1862 305 -- 57. Speech and Brief Debate on the Second Confiscation Act, April 24, 1862 307 -- 58. Resolutions on Prohibiting Slavery in the Territories, May 1, 9, 12, and June 17, 1862 324 -- 59. Speech at Cooper Institute, New York City, with an Introduction by William Cullen Bryant, June 12, 1862 329 -- 60. Speech at a War Meeting in Chicago, Rallying Troops and Encouraging the Use of Black Troops, August 2, 1862 349 -- 61. Report on a Speech at a War Meeting in Princeton, Illinois, on the Agony and Necessity of This Conflict, August 7, 1862 351 -- 62. Report on Remarks on the Emancipation Proclamation at the Springfield, Illinois, Convention, September 25, 1862 353 -- 63. Reports on Speeches Promoting the Administration on the Campaign Trail, Fall 1862 355 -- 64. Reports on and Speech at Princeton, Illinois, on Victory after a Bitter Campaign, November 14 and 19, 1862 357 -- 65. Remarks on Reconstruction Policy Contrary to Congressman Stevens, January 9, 1863 366 -- 66. Speech and Brief Debate on the Negro Regiment Bill, January 29, 1863 370 -- 67. Open Letter to the Springfield Journal Affirming Lincoln for President, August 31, 1863 379 -- 68. Report on a Speech in Princeton, Illinois, on the Results of Off-year Elections, October 22, 1863 381 -- 69. Speech at the North Western Fair of the U.S.
Sanitary Commission, November 5, 1863 385 -- 70. Open Letter Read at the American Anti-Slavery Society Meeting in Philadelphia, November 22, 1863 391 -- 71. Last Public Prayer at Hampshire Colony Congregational Church, November 26, 1863 393 -- Part 8 Esteemed Colleague of the 38th Congress, 1863-64 -- Introduction: Freedman, Avengers, and Allies 397 -- 72. Report on Last Speech in Princeton, Illinois, on Reconstruction Policy, November 26, 1863 400 -- 73. Remarks Concerning a Bill Making Slaveholding a Crime, December 14, 1863 402 -- 74. Report on a Speech at the New City Hall in Portland, Maine, Predicting Lincoln's Re-election, December 26, 1863 404 -- 75. Letter to William Lloyd Garrison, February 22, 1864 407 -- 76. Last Public Words in the Form of a Letter to Governor John Andrew of Massachusetts, February 22, 1864 409 -- 77. Eulogy by Abraham Lincoln, June 9, 1864 411.
Summary His Brother's Blood is a story about ending slavery in America told in the words of one of the most eloquent and influential leaders of the antislavery movement -- Owen Lovejoy (1811-64). In 1837, Owen Lovejoy knelt before the dead body of his brother Elijah, an antislavery newspaper publisher killed by an angry proslavery mob in Alton, Illinois. It was then that he vowed never to forsake the cause that was now sprinkled with his brother's blood. Instead of seeking revenge on the murderers, Lovejoy dedicated himself to work with others to eradicate the system of racial slavery. In 1839, Lovejoy became a Congregational minister, serving in Princeton, Illinois, until 1856. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives that same year and became a powerful antislavery voice in the 37th Congress. Lovejoy faced prosecution several times for using his Princeton home to harbor slaves on their way north, and in 1852 he invited Frederick Douglass to Princeton, to promote opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
Lovejoy also helped to organize the Liberty Party, the Free Soil Party, the Free Democratic Party, and the Republican Party, blending religion with pragmatism in a new way, different from that of the Eastern abolitionists. He was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1854 and supported Lincoln in his bid for U.S. senator. In the summer of 1856 when Lovejoy was nominated for Congress, Lincoln was at first upset, but within a month realized Lovejoy's political strength and supported him indirectly. In Congress, Lovejoy served as a bridge between the Radical Republicans and Lincoln. Lovejoy said of Lincoln, "If he does not drive as fast as I would, he is on the same road, and it is a question of time." Lincoln said of Lovejoy, "It would scarcely wrong any other to say, he was my most generous friend." His Brother's Blood is the first comprehensive collection of Lovejoy's sermons, campaign speeches, open letters, congressional exchanges, and addresses. It offers a colorful and important perspective on the turmoil leading up to the Civil War and the excitement in Congress that produced universal emancipation.
Other author Moore, William F. (William Frederick), 1935-
Moore, Jane Ann.
Subject Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864. -- Archives.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. -- Friends and associates -- Archives.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Archives.
Legislators -- United States -- Archives.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Antislavery movements -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1861 -- Sources.
Illinois -- Politics and government -- To 1865 -- Sources.
ISBN 0252029194 (alk. paper)