The story of James W.C. Pennington who was a former slave, then a Yale scholar, minister, and international leader of the Antebellum abolitionist movement. He escaped from slavery aged 19 in 1827 and soon became one of the leading voices against slavery before the Civil War. In 1837 he was ordained as a priest after studying at Yale and was soon traveling all over the world as an anti-slavery advocate.
Thomas E. Herman
Chapter One Introduction Chapter Two In Search of a Christian America: Pennington in the Religious and Cultural Pattern of the Nineteenth Century Chapter Three The Fugitive Blacksmith, Chapter Four Pennington and African-American 69 Religion, Chapter Five Pennington and the Abolition Movement Chapter Six Pennington: Advocate of Liberation through Education, Civil Rights, and Civil War Chapter Seven Summary and Conclusion