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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rediker, Marcus
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lay, Benjamin
  • Abolitionists
  • Dissenters
  • Quakers
  • Dwarfs
  • Antislavery movements
Label
The fearless Benjamin Lay : the Quaker dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist, Marcus Rediker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-190) 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
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
Control code
2016050051
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780807035924
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016050051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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) 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
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
Control code
2016050051
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780807035924
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016050051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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