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Benjamin Griffith Brawley, 1882-1939
Lorenzo Dow. From The Journal of Negro History 1, no. 3 (July 1916), 265-275
Lancaster, Pa; Washington, D. C.: The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Inc., 1916.


In this short article written for the Journal of Negro History, Benjamin Brawley offers his vision of Lorenzo Dow (1777-1834), an eccentric white itinerant preacher who traveled though the South in the early nineteenth century. A vocal abolitionist, Dow was barred from the Methodist Church early in his career due to his fiercely independent nature and his disregard for the authority of the Methodist establishment.

Brent Kinser

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