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Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833

John Saillant


In the second half of the eighteenth century, British and American men and women began criticizing the slave trade and slavery as violations of the principles of Christianity, natural rights, and political security. A black spokesman for abolitionism was Lemuel Haynes (1753–1833), one of the first African Americans to publish. Haynes served as a minuteman in the American War of Independence and began writing against the slave trade and slavery in the 1770s. After ordination in a Congregational church, he assumed a pulpit in Rutland, Vermont, where he became a leading controversialist, defender ... More

Keywords: abolitionism, early republic, Edwards, Federalist Party, Haynes, Puritanism, republican ideology, slavery, War of 1812, War of Independence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195157178
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195157176.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Saillant, author
Western Michigan University
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