St. Louis Observer

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The St. Louis Observer was an abolitionist newspaper established by Elijah Lovejoy, a New England Congregationalist minister, in St. Louis, Missouri. After the newspaper's printing press was destroyed for a third time by a pro-slavery mob, the newspaper was re-located to Alton, Illinois and renamed the Alton Observer.

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  • Vaughn, Stephen L. (editor) Encyclopedia of American Journalism (Routledge, 2009) p. 4