Benjamin Lay

Benjamin Lay

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Benjamin Lay (1681-1760) was a Quaker philanthropist and abolitionist. Lay was born in Colchester, England. In 1710, he moved to Barbados as a merchant, but his abolition principles, fueled by his Quaker radicalism, became obnoxious to the people who lived there so he moved to Abington, Pennsylvania in the United States. In Abington, he was one of the earliest and most zealous opponents of slavery. Lay was barely over four feet tall and wore clothes that he made himself. He was a hunchback with a projecting chest, and his arms were almost longer than his legs. He was a vegetarian, and drank only milk and water. He would wear nothing, nor eat anything made from the loss of animal life or provided by any degree by slave labor.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136536773
  • 9786136536774