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Anthony Benezet: True Champion Of The Slave, Irv A. Brendlinger Apr 1997

Anthony Benezet: True Champion Of The Slave, Irv A. Brendlinger

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

Anthony Benezet was the greatest eighteenth-century influence toward the ending of British slavery and the slave trade. While names such as Wilberforce, Sharp and Clarkson ring with familiarity as champions of the slave, it is Benezet who occupies the position of foundational influence on these men and the entire cause. To substantiate this claim I shall introduce his life and then examine his anti-slavery activities and influences, including on John Wesley.