[Blackstudies-l] Forthcoming Book: “The Fearless Benjamin Lay”

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ivetteromero posted: " Marcus Rediker’s The Fearless Benjamin Lay—a book
about the Quaker abolitionist who tackled slavery in Barbados and
Pennsylvania in the 18th century—will be published by Beacon/Verso in
September 2017. Description: The Fearless Benjamin Lay chronicles "
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*Marcus Rediker’s The Fearless Benjamin Lay—a book about the Quaker
abolitionist who tackled slavery in Barbados and Pennsylvania in the 18th
century—will be published by Beacon/Verso in September 2017.*

*Description: The Fearless Benjamin Lay* chronicles the transatlantic life
and times of a singular and astonishing man—a Quaker dwarf who became one
of the first ever to demand the total, unconditional emancipation of all
enslaved Africans around the world. He became an abolitionist in Barbados
in 1718. Years later in Philadelphia he performed public guerrilla theater
to shame slave masters, insisting that human bondage violated the
fundamental principles of Christianity. He wrote a fiery, controversial
book against bondage that Benjamin Franklin published in 1738. He lived in
a cave, made his own clothes, refused to consume anything produced by slave
labor, championed animal rights, and embraced vegetarianism. He acted on
his ideals to create a new, practical, revolutionary way of life.

*Marcus Rediker* is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at
the University of Pittsburgh. Among his many books and articles, he
published *Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in
the Age of Sail* (Beacon Press/Verso, 2014); *The Amistad Rebellion: An
Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom* (Viking-Penguin 2012); *The Slave
Ship: A Human History *(Viking-Penguin 2007); *Villains of All Nations:
Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age* (Beacon Press/Verso 2004); and the
co-edited volume *Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of
the Modern World*, with Emma Christopher and Cassandra Pybus (University of
California Press 2007).
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