Let This Voice Be Heard

In the first intellectual biography of the man universally recognized in his own time as the founder of the Atlantic antislavery movement, Jackson demonstrates how Anthony Benezet mediated Enlightenment political and social thought, African travel narratives, and the ideas and experiences of ordinary people to create a new antislavery critique.

Let This Voice Be Heard
Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism

Maurice Jackson

2009 | 400 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $24.95
American History | Biography
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. A Life of Conscience
2. The Early Quaker Antislavery Movement
3. An Antislavery Intellect Develops
4. Visions of Africa
5. Building an Antislavery Consensus in North America
6. Transatlantic Beginnings and the British Antislavery Movement
7. Benezet and the Antislavery Movement in France
8. African Voices
Epilogue: Anthony Benezet's Dream

Chronology of Atlantic Abolitionism
Notes
Primary Sources
Index