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07 November 2008

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John Woolman, apostle of abolition - preview
The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition by Thomas P Slaughter
  • Hill & Wang
  • ISBN: 978-0-8090-9514-8
  • £20


  • This biography of John Woolman has been done as a piece of academic work by a respected American scholar
  • It is thoroughly researched, well-presented and, unlike much academic writing, is relatively easy to read
  • Thomas P Slaughter in the introduction uses the phrase ‘the limitations of my vision permit’
  • This phrase is useful in understanding that Woolman in his journal did not give much background to what was happening around him
  • Before reading this book I knew next to nothing about John Woolman

  • Richard Evens

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