Alfred H. Love
He was born on September 7, 1830 to William H. Love and Rachel Evans.
He founded the Universal Peace Union in Providence, Rhode Island in 1866 and served as its president until his death. In the 1888 U.S. presidential election, he was the Vice Presidential nominee of the National Equal Rights Party as the running mate of Belva Ann Lockwood. Love withdrew before the election and was replaced by Charles Stuart Wells.
Among his activities, Love tried to support gaining justice for American Indian tribes in the West, who were being forced off traditional lands onto reservations, often located hundreds of miles distant from their old territories. In 1875, he met with Alfred B. Meacham, a member of the peace commission to end the Modoc War, and members of the Modoc people, including Toby Riddle and Frank Riddle, who were on a national lecture tour.
- Robert Doherty, Alfred H. Love and the Universal Peace Union (1962)
- Thomas F. Curran, Soldiers of Peace: Civil War Pacifism and the Postwar Radical Peace Movement (2003) ISBN 0-8232-2210-1
- Nichole Mitchell, "Love, Alfred Henry", Home Front Heroes: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans During Wartime (2007), pp. 539–541
- Universal Peace Union Records, (1846-1866), 1867-1923, 1938, Swarthmore College Holdings include Love's diaries.
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