Let This Voice Be Heard
Anthony Benezet, Father Of Atlantic Abolitionism
BY MAURICE JACKSON
Anthony Benezet (1713-84), recognized by the leaders of the antislavery movement as its founder, transformed Quaker antislavery sentiment into a broad-based transatlantic movement, he translated ideas from diverse sources - Enlightenment philosophy, African travel narratives, Quakerism and theBible -into concrete action.. At the same time, Benezet's correspondents, included Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush, Abbe Raynal, Granville Sharp, and John Wesley and gave his ideas an audience in the highest intellectual and politicalcircles.
Univ of Pennsylvania Press 2012 375 PP. Paper