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

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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-18th and 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 Drawing on both published and rare unpublished sources, John Saillant here offers the first comprehensive study of Haynes and his thought.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
A Further Liberty in 1776
9
Republicanism Black and White
47
The Divine Providence of Slavery and Freedom
83
Making and Breaking the Revolutionary Covenant
117
American Genesis American Captivity
152
Notes
189
Index
229
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John Saillant is at Western Michigan University.

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