October 19, 1720
Ancocas, New Jersey
October 7, 1772
Quaker minister and abolitionist
Portrait: John Woolman. Reproduced by permission of The Granger Collection Ltd.
Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes by John Woolman
Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes
Reprinted in Early American Writing
Published in 1994
"If I purchase a Man who hath n...
John Woolman (1720-1772), American Quaker merchant and minister, was known for his opposition to slavery, poverty, and war. His journal is one of the finest statements of Quaker inner life.John Woolma...
The Quaker faith has long been associated with "practical mysticism" in its thought, teachings, and written and spoken language. Charles Lamb's exhortation to "get the writings of John Woolman by hear...