in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1235 words.
Sunderland, La Roy (22 April 1804–15 May 1885), Methodist abolitionist and mental theorist, was born in Exeter, Rhode Island. Little is known about Sunderland’s parents or early childhood....