Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833

Hardcover | November 15, 2002

byJohn Saillant

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Born in Connecticut, Lemuel Haynes was first an indentured servant, then a soldier in the Continental Army, and, in 1785, an ordained congregational minister. Haynes's writings constitute the fullest record of a black man's religion, social thought, and opposition to slavery in the late-18thand early-19th century. Drawing on both published and rare unpublished sources, John Saillant here offers the first comprehensive study of Haynes and his thought.

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Born in Connecticut, Lemuel Haynes was first an indentured servant, then a soldier in the Continental Army, and, in 1785, an ordained congregational minister. Haynes's writings constitute the fullest record of a black man's religion, social thought, and opposition to slavery in the late-18thand early-19th century. Drawing on both publi...

John Saillant is at Western Michigan University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 6.3 × 9.41 × 1.1 inPublished:November 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195157176

ISBN - 13:9780195157178

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"Comprehensively researched and wonderfully readable, John Saillant's study of Lemuel Haynes offers a unique examination of an African American abolitionist of the American Revolution and the early republic. Known in his adult life as a minuteman and patriot, as well as an effectiverevivalist, Haynes articulated a vision of an America without slavery, where blacks and whites lived at once under a religious canopy and in a republican polis. A model of interdisciplinary scholarship and an extraordinary contribution to our historical understanding, this book is important foreverybody interested in race and the Revolutionary era. And anyone interested in African American religion from its beginnings under slavery to its flourishing in a free society will find this book indispensable."--Orville Vernon Burton, University Distinguished Scholar and Teacher, University ofIllinois at Urbana-Champaign