The Journal of John Woolman

The Journal of John Woolman

by John Woolman

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ISBN-13: 9781534712300
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/17/2016
Pages: 118
Sales rank: 910,753
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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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; from 1755 during 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.
Woolman published numerous essays, especially against slavery. He kept a journal throughout his life; it was published posthumously, entitled The Journal of John Woolman (1774). Included in Volume I of the Harvard Classics since 1909, it is considered a prominent American spiritual work. The Journal has been continuously in print since 1774, published in numerous editions; the most recent scholarly edition was published in 1989.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading about John Wooolman and his endeavors to eradicate slavery and encourage moderation in all things. Although his adventures, sermons and travels are fairly redundant, the beginning and end made it interesting and worth it.