The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist

Redicker, Marcus
Publisher:  Beacon Press
Date Written:  04/09/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Pages:  224pp   Price:  21.60   ISBN:  0807060984
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX22992

The little-known story of an eighteenth-century Quaker dwarf who fiercely attacked slavery and imagined a new, more humane way of life.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Prophet Against Slavery

CHAPTER ONE
Early Life

CHAPTER TWO
"A Man of Strife & Contention"

CHAPTER THREE
Philadelphia's "Men of Renown"

CHAPTER FOUR
How Slave Keepers Became Apostates

CHAPTER FIVE
Books and a New Life

CHAPTER SIX
Death, Memory, Impact

CONCLUSION
The Giant Oak

Author's Note
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
A Note on Dates
Notes
Index
Illustration Sources and Credits

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