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Book, The Works of John Woolman In Two Parts. 2nd Edition, 1775, Philadelphia, 432pp. octavo, with section entitled "KEEPING OF NEGROES." and reads in part: "..But the general disadvantage which these poor Africans lie under in an enlightened Christian county, having often filled me with real sadness, and been like undigested matter on my mind, I now think it my duty, thro' divine aid, to offer some thoughts thereon to the consideration of others. When we remember that all nations are of one blood, Gen. iii, 20 that in this world we are but sojourners,...a general brotherhood...and look chiefly at our outward circumstances, in this and some ages past, constantly retaining in our minds the distinction betwixt us and them..." Much more. Very good condition. John Woolman (1720-1772) was a North American merchant, tailor, journalist, and itinerant Quaker preacher, and an early abolitionist in the colonial era. Based in Mount Holly, New Jersey, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he traveled through frontier areas of British North America to preach Quaker beliefs, and advocate against slavery and the slave trade, cruelty to animals, economic injustices and oppression, and conscription. Beginning in 1755 with the outbreak of the French and Indian War, he urged tax resistance to deny support to the military. In 1772, Woolman traveled to England, where he urged Quakers to support abolition of slavery.
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The Works of John Wooolman - Good Anti-Slavery Content

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $143.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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