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Lion of the Forest: James B. Finley, Frontier Reformer

By: Charles C. Cole, Jr.

Price: $19.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c1994

Seller ID: 118638

ISBN: 0813118638

Condition: 288 pages, photos, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


James B. Finley-circuit rider, missionary, prison reformer, church official-transformed the Ohio River Valley in the nineteenth century. As a boy he witnessed frontier raids, and as a youth he was known as the "New Market devil." In adulthood, he traveled the Ohio forests, converting thousands through his thunderous preaching-and he was not above bringing hecklers under control with his fists. Finley criticized the federal government's Indian policy and his racis... View more info