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John Woolman

Kept in mind for his vocal abolitionist stance, this eighteenth century Quaker minister not merely fought for a finish to slavery, but additionally led animal legal rights and anti battle demonstrations. His essential, posthumously released function, The Journal of John Woolman, was contained in the 1st level of the Harvard Classics anthology. Before getting his calling like a minster and activist, he worked well at work of a vendor and continued to become investor. When he is at his twenties, he persuaded a landowner to free of charge a slave. He was created in the brand new Jersey Colony to some Quaker father called Samuel Woolman. After marrying Sarah Ellis Abbott, he fathered a child called Mary and journeyed widely through the entire Northeast like a Quaker preacher. His Journal of John Woolman was released in 1909 alongside important functions by Benjamin Franklin and William Penn.

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