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Author Budney, Stephen P., 1950-

Title William Jay : abolitionist and anticolonialist / Stephen P. Budney
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 170 pages)
Contents Influences -- "A wonderful apathy prevails" -- "I am an abolitionist, and I thank God I am" -- "On the altar of Moloch" -- "The time has come for Christians and churches to act."
Summary A founder of the New York Anti-Slavery Society, William Jay was one of the most prolific and influential abolitionists of his day, yet Americans know little about him. This is the first extensive examination of his life and work in over 100 years. Like many of his contemporaries, Jay looked at a rapidly changing America and it frightened him. As a conservative social reformer, it was not merely sinfulness that alarmed Jay, but the perception that America was betraying its founding principles. From his early involvement in local temperance societies to his conversion to the cause of immediate a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-166) and index
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Subject Jay, William, 1789-1858.
New York State Anti-Slavery Society.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Anti-imperialist movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0313043329 (electronic bk.)
9780313043321 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)