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"Liberty to the Downtrodden"Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer$
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Matthew J. Grow

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300136104

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300136104.001.0001

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Developing Kane

Developing Kane

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"Liberty to the Downtrodden"

Matthew J. Grow

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on the life and career of Thomas L. Kane after his resignation from the Union Army. It explains that in his remaining two decades following his return from war, Thomas labored for reform in the “fields” of temperance, the governance of charitable institutions, and the protection of the Mormons' religious liberty. It also highlights his efforts to develop and promote McKean and Elk counties in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Keywords:   Thomas L. Kane, Union Army, temperance, charitable institutions, Mormons, religious liberty, northwestern Pennsylvania

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