Former journalist Robert C. Conner's James Montgomery: Abolitionist Warrior is, as reviewer John Daley notes, only the second full-length biography of Montgomery, the “least known or written about of those inconvenient heroes” who killed proslavery forces in prewar Kansas. “Conner’s stated mission in this more broadly focused work is to help the reader understand rather than forgive,” Daley writes. He concludes that, “In this [Conner] succeeds.”
Daley, John L.S.
"James Montgomery: Abolitionist Warrior,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
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