Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, PhD (1990), University Paris Diderot (Paris), is Professor of American Studies. She has published monographs and edited volumes on the early American Republic and antislavery in the Atlantic world. She is currently the editor of the series Slave Narratives (Publications des Universités de Rouen et du Havre).
Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, PhD (1995), is professor of American history and civilization at the University of Paris 8 (Vincennes-Saint-Denis) and senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He has published extensively on early America and the Huguenot Diaspora.
All libraries, scholars, post-graduate students, and educated laymen concerned with the Atlantic world, and more specifically the history of antislavery and transatlantic religious diasporas.
Table of contents
Table of Contents
Foreword: Anthony Benezet and the Dream of Freedom: Then and Now
Introduction: Anthony Benezet: A Transatlantic Life and Legacy
Marie-Jeanne Rossignol and Bertrand Van Ruymbeke
Part I -- Anthony Benezet’s French Heritage
Chapter 1: The Vaunageole and Cévenole Roots of Anthony Benezet
Chapter 2: Being Huguenot in the Vermandois during the 17th and 18th Centuries
Chapter 3: Anthony Benezet the Huguenot: a Family Odyssey across the 18th-Century Refuge
Bertrand Van Ruymbeke
Part II -- Benezet and the Quaker Community in the British Atlantic World
Chapter 4: Anthony Benezet: the Emergence of a Weighty Friend
J. William Frost
Chapter 5: On War and Slavery: Benezet’s Peace Testimony and Abolition
David L. Crosby
Chapter 6: Anthony Benezet, John Woolman, and Praise
Chapter 7: Nantucket Quakers and Negotiating the Politics of the Atlantic World
Richard C. Allen
Part III -- Benezet’s Writings from an Atlantic Perspective
Chapter 8: Anthony Benezet as Intermediary between the Transatlantic and Provincial: New Jersey’s Antislavery Campaign on the Eve of the American Revolution
Jonathan D. Sassi
Chapter 9: The Circulation of Early Quaker Antislavery Books: a Transatlantic Passage?
Chapter 10: Anthony Benezet’s Antislavery Reputation in France: an Investigation
Chapter 11: ‘This Precious Book’: Africa and Africans in Anthony Benezet’s Account of Guinea
Randy J. Sparks
Chapter 12: Benezet’s Ghost: Revisiting the Antislavery Culture of Benjamin Rush’s Philadelphia
Chapter 13: From Benezet to Black Founders: toward a New History of 18th-Century Atlantic Emancipation
Richard S. Newman
Index of Names and Places