Let Justice Be Done: Writings from American Abolitionists, 1688-1865

Title

Let Justice Be Done: Writings from American Abolitionists, 1688-1865

Document Type

Book

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Description

Almost from the first arrival of enslaved Africans in 1619 until the end of the antebellum period, a prophetic crusade to eliminate the sin of slavery stirred the American conscience. The abolitionists were deeply faithful Christians who believed that if anything was contrary to the will of God, it was human bondage. Mocked, threatened, and abused, their influence was ultimately profound.

Let Justice Be Done includes representative voices of the abolitionist cause—women and men, black and white. Among them are towering figures such as William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Lucretia Mott. Their struggle against one of the greatest evils to blemish American history demonstrated that religious faith can and rightfully should be a powerful force in calling out injustice, speaking truth to power, and planting seeds of change.

ISBN

978-1-62698-364-9

Publication Date

2020

Publisher

Orbis Books

City

Maryknoll, NY

Department 1

Philosophy

Department 2

Peace and Justice Studies

Let Justice Be Done: Writings from American Abolitionists, 1688-1865

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