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The Resource The fearless Benjamin Lay : the Quaker dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist, Marcus Rediker

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

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The fearless Benjamin Lay : the Quaker dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist
Title
The fearless Benjamin Lay
Title remainder
the Quaker dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Rediker
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
A little-known story of an 18th-century Quaker dwarf who became one of the first ever to demand the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world and who wrote a controversial book against bondage that Benjamin Franklin published in 1738
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10578816
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rediker, Marcus
Dewey number
  • 326/.8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lay, Benjamin
  • Abolitionists
  • Dissenters
  • Quakers
  • Dwarfs (Persons)
  • Antislavery movements
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Quaker
  • Lay, Benjamin
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • Dissenters
  • Dwarfs (Persons)
  • Quakers
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the Quaker dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist
Label
The fearless Benjamin Lay : the Quaker dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist, Marcus Rediker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-190, 207-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn966363711
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807035924
Lccn
2016050051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)966363711
Label
The fearless Benjamin Lay : the Quaker dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist, Marcus Rediker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-190, 207-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn966363711
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807035924
Lccn
2016050051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)966363711

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