Let this voice be heard [electronic resource] : Anthony Benezet, father of Atlantic abolitionism / Maurice Jackson.
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- Penn Press e-books.
- Philadelphia : PENN, c2009.
1 online resource (xv, 374 p.,  p. of plates :) ill., maps
- Benezet, Anthony, 1713-1784.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Quakers -- United States -- Biography.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
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- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
- "In this wide-ranging intellectual biography, Maurice Jackson demonstrates how Benezet mediated Enlightenment political and social thought, narratives of African life written by slave traders themselves, and the ideas and experiences of ordinary people to create a new antislavery critique. Benezet's use of travel narratives challenged proslavery arguments about an undifferentiated, "primitive" African society. Benezet's empirical evidence, laid on the intellectual scaffolding provided by the writings of Hutcheson, Wallace, and Montesquieu, had a profound influence, from the high-culture writings of the Marquis de Condorcet to the opinions of ordinary citizens. When the great antislavery spokesmen Jacques-Pierre Brissot in France and William Wilberforce in England rose to demand abolition of the slave trade, they read into the record of the French National Assembly and the British Parliament extensive unatrributed quotations from Benezet's writings, a fitting tribute to the influence of his work."--BOOK JACKET.
- A life of conscience
The early Quaker antislavery movement
An antislavery intellect develops
Visions of Africa
Building an antislavery consensus in North America
Transatlantic beginnings and the British antislavery movement
Benezet and the antislavery movement in France
Epilogue: Anthony Benezet's dream.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -350) and index.
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- University of Pennsylvania. Press.
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- Print version: Jackson, Maurice, 1950- Let this voice be heard.
- 9780812202342 (electronic bk.)
0812202341 (electronic bk.)
9780812241297 (alk. paper)
0812241290 (alk. paper)
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