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John Woolman (1720–1772)

Woolman, John. A Quaker preacher and antislavery writer; born in Northampton, NJ, Aug. 1720; died in York, England, Oct. 7, 1772. His writings contain the earliest protest published in America against the slave trade. His works include: ‘Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes’ (Philadelphia, 1753 and 1762); ‘Considerations on Pure Wisdom,’ etc. (1768); ‘Considerations on the True Harmony of Mankind,’ etc. (1770); ‘Epistles to Quarterly Meetings of Friends,’ etc. (1772). His ‘Journal of Life and Travels’ was published in Philadelphia in 1775, and edited by Whittier, 1871. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).