Conway, Moncure Daniel

Conway, Moncure Daniel mŏnkyo͝or´, mŏn´kyo͝or [key], 1832–1907, American author and preacher, b. Stafford co., Va. An ardent abolitionist, Conway lectured in England during the Civil War in the interests of the North. Brought up as a Methodist, he became a Unitarian minister and later a preacher of free thought. Besides editing and contributing essays to periodicals, he was the author of over 70 books, including a biography of Thomas Paine (1892), whose works he also edited (4 vol., 1894–96).

See his autobiography (1904) L. D. Easton, Hegel's First American Followers (1966).

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