Coverart for item
The Resource First to fall : Elijah Lovejoy and the fight for a free press in the age of slavery, Ken Ellingwood

First to fall : Elijah Lovejoy and the fight for a free press in the age of slavery, Ken Ellingwood

Label
First to fall : Elijah Lovejoy and the fight for a free press in the age of slavery
Title
First to fall
Title remainder
Elijah Lovejoy and the fight for a free press in the age of slavery
Statement of responsibility
Ken Ellingwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The history of the fight for free press has never been more vital in our own time, when journalists are targeted as "enemies of the people." In this brilliant and rigorously researched history, award-winning journalist and author Ken Ellingwood animates the life and times of abolitionist newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy. First to Fall illuminates this flawed yet heroic figure who made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for free press rights in a time when the First Amendment offered little protection for those who dared to critique America's "peculiar institution." Culminating in Lovejoy's dramatic clashes with the pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois--who were destroying printing press after printing press--First to Fall will bring Lovejoy, his supporters and his enemies to life during the raucous 1830s at the edge of slave country. It was a bloody period of innovation, conflict, violent politics, and painful soul-searching over pivotal issues of morality and justice."--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellingwood, Ken
Dewey number
  • 326.8092
  • 323.445
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.E55 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lovejoy, Elijah P.
  • Abolitionists
  • Riots
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slavery
  • Freedom of the press
  • Alton (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
Label
First to fall : Elijah Lovejoy and the fight for a free press in the age of slavery, Ken Ellingwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781643137025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1201300951
  • (OCoLC)1201300951
  • 2152673
Label
First to fall : Elijah Lovejoy and the fight for a free press in the age of slavery, Ken Ellingwood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781643137025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1201300951
  • (OCoLC)1201300951
  • 2152673

Library Locations

    • Fountaindale Public LibraryBorrow it
      300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440, US
      41.699045 -88.079395
Processing Feedback ...