Let this Voice be Heard

Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism
Univ of Pennsylvania Press
375
Paperback
ISBN: 
0-8122-2126-5

Overview

Anthony Benezet (1713-84), recognized by the leaders of the anti-slavery movement as its founder, transformed Quaker anti-slavery sentiment into a broad-based transatlantic movement. He translated ideas from diverse sources - Enlightenment philosophy, African travel narratives, Quakerism and the Bible - 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 political circles.

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