Your point of view: Dunphy
For the editor,
This article by John Dunphy is a first where he does not distort events to blame Republicans. Slavery was established by Southern Democrats for slave labor on cotton plantations. Interestingly, this is about the only product that slavery can produce. It presents a very honest picture of Alton and the surrounding sentiment against slavery and as a portal to the Underground Railroad for runaway slaves. However, the mob violence that tracked down Lovejoy and murdered him to destroy this abolitionist and his printing press illustrates the depth of this conflict. But even more, the wickedness of the supporters of slavery.