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Black Puritan, Black Republican

John Saillant

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157178
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834617 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195157176.001.0001

Series: Religion in America

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In the second half of the eighteenth century, British and American men and women began criticizing the slave trade and slavery as violations of the principles of Christianity, natural rights, and political security. A black spokesman for abolitionism was Lemuel Haynes (17531833), one of the first African Americans to publish. Haynes served as a minuteman in the American War of Independence and began writing against the slave trade and slavery in the 1770s. After ordination in a Congregational church, he assumed a pulpit in Rutland, Vermont, where he became a leading controversialist, defender of the theology of Jonathan Edwards, and interpreter of republican ideology. He was dismissed from his pulpit in 1818, because his affiliation to the Federalist Party and his opposition to the War of 1812 offended his congregation. The last 15 years of his life were characterized by pessimism about the ability of Americans of the early republic to defeat racism as well as by a defense of Puritanism, which he believed could guide the creation of a free, harmonious, and integrated society.

Keywords: abolitionism; early republic; Edwards; Federalist Party; Haynes; Puritanism; republican ideology; slavery; War of 1812; War of Independence

Book.  244 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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A Further Liberty in 1776 in Black Puritan, Black Republican

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Republicanism Black and White in Black Puritan, Black Republican

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The Divine Providence of Slavery and Freedom in Black Puritan, Black Republican

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Making and Breaking the Revolutionary Covenant in Black Puritan, Black Republican

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