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Slaver Captain
     

Slaver Captain

by John Newton, Vincent McInerney (Editor)
 

An Anglican clergyman best remembered as the author of the hymn "Amazing Grace", John Newton was engaged in the slave trade for the first thirty years of his life and made several voyages as the captain of slave ships. In 1755, after suffering a severe stroke, he turned away from seafaring and pursued a path to the priesthood. His memoir offers a remarkable,

Overview


An Anglican clergyman best remembered as the author of the hymn "Amazing Grace", John Newton was engaged in the slave trade for the first thirty years of his life and made several voyages as the captain of slave ships. In 1755, after suffering a severe stroke, he turned away from seafaring and pursued a path to the priesthood. His memoir offers a remarkable, no-holds-barred account of the African slave trade, as well as an account of his struggle between Christian religion and the flesh.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848320796
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Seafarers' Voices
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


John Newton, born in 1725, went to sea at age eleven with his father to train to become a slave master on a Jamaican sugar plantation. In 1788 he finally denounced the appalling conditions of the slave ships and died in 1807.

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