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A Higher Law: The Life of Orson S. Murray

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This biography of abolitionist and radical reformer, Orson S. Murray. It chronicles his life in Vermont, from where he moved in 1844 to New York, and then in 1845 to Ohio, where he died in 1885. It is a story of how the Great Awakening influenced the development of abolitionism in the northeast and Murray’s role in it, as well as his influence as a leading infidel during the antebellum period. Among those featured include Lorenzo Dow, William Lloyd Garrison, Theodore Weld, Adventist Rev. William Miller, William Lloyd Garrison, Valentine Nicholson, Dr. Abram Brooke, the Butterworth family, and Wendell Phillips.


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