Merton L. Dillon

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BornApril 4, 1924
Addison, Michigan
CitizenshipUnited States of America
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Merton Lynn Dillon (April 4, 1924 - 2013) was a history professor and author in the United States. He wrote about slavery and abolitionism.[1] He wrote books about abolitionists including Elijah P. Lovejoy and Benjamin Lundy.

Dillon was born in Addison, Michigan. He taught at Ohio State University.


  • Elijah P. Lovejoy, Abolitionist Editor
  • Benjamin Lundy and the Struggle for Negro Freedom[2]
  • The Abolitionists: The Growth of a Dissenting Minority[3] Northern Illinois Unoversity Press (1974)[4]
  • Ulrich Bonnell Phillips: Historian of the Old South Louisiana State University Press (1985)[5]
  • Slavery Attacked: Southern Slaves and Their Allies, 1619-1865 Louisiana State University Press (1990)[6][7]


  • "Antislavery Movement in Illinois, 1809–1844", dissertation
  • "The Abolitionists: a Decade of Historiography, 1959-1969"[8]
  • "A Visit to the Ohio State Prison in 1837", editor[9]


  1. "Dillon, Merton L. "Slavery Attacked: Southern Slaves and their Allies, 1619-1865" (Book Review) - ProQuest".
  2. Landon, Fred (December 6, 1967). "Benjamin Lundy and the Struggle for Negro Freedom by Merton L. Dillon (review)". The Canadian Historical Review. 48 (2): 170–171 – via Project MUSE.
  5. Saville, Julie (December 6, 1987). "Ulrich Bonnell Phillips: Historian of the Old South. By Merton L. Dillon. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985. Pp. xiii, 190. $20.00". The Journal of Economic History. 47 (3): 870–871 – via
  6. Dillon, Merton L. (December 6, 1990). "Slavery Attacked: Southern Slaves and Their Allies, 1619-1865". Louisiana State University Press – via Google Books.
  8. Dillon, Merton L. (1969). "The Abolitionists: A Decade of Historiography, 1959-1969". The Journal of Southern History. 35 (4): 500–522. doi:10.2307/2206837 – via JSTOR.

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