Henry Ingersoll Bowditch

Henry Ingersoll Bowditch

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henry Ingersoll Bowditch (1808-1892) was an Abolitionist whose story personalizes the movement. Apparently spurred on by a steadfast devotion to Christ, Bowditch fought indefatigably against slave-hunters in his native Boston while praying that God would forgive them of their sins. Henry Ingersoll Bowditch also illustrates the kind of intelligent, energetic, and faith-driven people abolitionism utilized. Born to Nathaniel Bowditch, a renowned mathematician, Henry soon followed in his father's intellectualism by traveling to Europe in order to study medicine. There, Bowditch observed the funeral of William Wilberforce, "a great and constant advocate for the abolition of slavery" (Bowditch, 55). Doubtlessly affected by Wilberforce's example and ideals, Bowditch grew more sympathetic towards the movement. Shortly after returning to Boston from Europe, Bowditch observed the attempted lynching of William Lloyd Garrison and declared himself an abolitionist. Bowditch thereafter received the customary ostracism of society and close friends who "would even stare and scowl without speaking when we met after I had openly declared myself as one of the hated Abolitionists" (Bowditch 101).show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135672231
  • 9786135672237