Frederick Douglass, William Jay, the Federalists, and the Underground Railroad

My last post highlighted that I would be traveling down to Houston, Texas for a presentation at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The trip was great and deserves its own post.

For now, let me highlight a piece of my writing that just went up today at the Religion in American History site.

My monthly article ties together the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass with a lesser-known but very important abolitionist writer William Jay. Jay, it just so happens, is an important figure in Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation.

Also, in a recently-released book about the underground railroad in New York, historian Eric Foner highlighted the importance of both William and his son John for supporting the cause of fugitive slaves in New York.

Read the whole piece, here.

William Jay, active abolitionist

William Jay, active abolitionist

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