The Fearless Benjamin Lay

The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist
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Product Number: BN11736
Released: Sep 05, 2017
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ISBN: #9781536672329
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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The little-known story of an eighteenth-century Quaker dwarf who fiercely attacked slavery and imagined a new, more humane way of life 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.

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Author(s): Marcus Rediker
Genre: History

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Author(s): Marcus Rediker
Product Number EB00692810
Released: Sep 05, 2017
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Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: #9780807035931

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