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The fearless Benjamin Lay : the Quaker dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist / Marcus Rediker.

Rediker, Marcus, (author.).
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Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 326.8092 RED (Text) 34304000870772 Adult - Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780807035924
  • ISBN: 0807035920
  • Physical Description: 212 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-209) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Prophet against slavery -- Early life -- "A man of strife & contention" -- Philadelphia's "Men of renown" -- How slave keepers became apostates -- Books and a new life -- Death, memory, impact -- Conclusion: The giant oak.
Summary, etc.:
"The Fearless Benjamin Lay chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular and astonishing man--a Quaker dwarf who became one of the first ever to demand the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world. He performed public guerrilla theater to shame slave masters, insisting that human bondage violated the fundamental principles of Christianity. He wrote a fiery, controversial book against bondage that Benjamin Franklin published in 1738. He lived in a cave, made his own clothes, refused to consume anything produced by slave labor, championed animal rights, and embraced vegetarianism. He acted on his ideals to create a new, practical, revolutionary way of life"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lay, Benjamin, 1677-1759.
Abolitionists > United States > Biography.
Dissenters > United States > Biography.
Quakers > Pennsylvania > Biography.
Dwarfs (Persons) > Pennsylvania > Biography.
Antislavery movements > United States > History > 18th century.

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