JOHN WOOLMAN, AMERICAN QUAKER by Janet P. Whitney

JOHN WOOLMAN, AMERICAN QUAKER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another panel in Quaker history, preceded by Elizabeth Frye, Quaker Heroine (1936) -- this one presenting the 18th century American, remarkable for his Journal and his views on slavery. His was not a life of action, or even of visible accomplishment, but rather one of intellectual development and importance in influencing future thought. A man who followed his beliefs , preached them and suffered for them. He had an inquiring mind, a meditative attitude, and a mature, adult conception of man's mission on earth. This is an appreciative if somewhat pedestrian job, the biography of a thinker.

Pub Date: May 6th, 1942
Publisher: Little, Brown