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Vient de paraître The Fearless Benjamin Lay. The Quaker Dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist de Marcus Rediker chez Verso Books

Le 19 août 2017 à 15h07

Vient de paraître The Fearless Benjamin Lay. The Quaker Dwarf who became the first revolutionary abolitionist de Marcus Rediker chez Verso Books, 2017, 224 p. ISBN : 9781786634719 Prix : 17,99 £ (existe aussi en version électronique).
Marcus Rediker signale sur son site (http://www.marcusrediker.com/) la traduction prochaine du livre en français.


"The Fearless Benjamin Lay chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular and astonishing man—a Quaker dwarf who became one of the first ever to demand the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world. He performed public guerrilla theater to shame slave masters, insisting that human bondage violated the fundamental principles of Christianity. He wrote a fiery, controversial book against bondage that Benjamin Franklin published in 1738. He lived in a cave, made his own clothes, refused to consume anything produced by slave labor, championed animal rights, and embraced vegetarianism. He acted on his ideals to create a new, practical, revolutionary way of life."

Marcus Rediker is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh and Senior Research Fellow at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris. He is the author of numerous prize-winning books, including The Many-Headed Hydra (with Peter Linebaugh), The Slave Ship, and The Amistad Rebellion. He produced the award-winning documentary film Ghosts of Amistad (Tony Buba, director), about how the Amistad Mutiny of 1839 lives on today in popular memory among the people of Sierra Leone.