Go West, Young Man

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195187281
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784875 | DOI:
  Go West, Young Man

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This chapter begins with a description of Webb's move to Chicago where he worked as a jeweler. Webb married Laura Conger in Chicago on May 4, 1870, but she disappeared the night of the Great Fire. It then focuses on his move moved to Unionville, Missouri, where he joined the Unionville Republican as coeditor and coproprietor in partnership with the paper's founder, W. T. O'Bryant. The chapter then describes his life in St. Joseph and St. Louis, Missouri.

Keywords: Laura Conger; Chicago; Great Fire; Unionville; Missouri; Muslim American; W. T. O'Bryant

Chapter.  9512 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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