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

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Editor(s): 
Kerry Walters
  • Maryknoll, NY: 
    Orbis
    , March
     2020.
     144 pages.
     $22.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781626983649.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Kerry Walters is professor emeritus of philosophy and peace and justice studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of forty-two books including The Art of Dying and Living, Rufus Jones, and Giving up God.

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