John Woolman Writer

John woolman

John Woolman (October 19, 1720 – October 7, 1772) was an American itinerant Quaker preacher who traveled throughout the American colonies and in England, advocating against cruelty to animals, economic injustices and oppression, conscription, military taxation, and particularly slavery and the slave trade. John Woolman came from a family of Friends (Quakers). His grandfather, also named John Woolman, was one of the early colonial settlers of New Jersey. His father Samuel Woolman was a farmer. Their estate was between Burlington and Mount Holly Township in that colony. In his Journal, John Woolman related a story about a major turning point in his life. During his youth he happened upon a robin's nest with hatchlings in it. Woolman, as many young people would do, began throwing rocks at the mother robin just to see if he could hit her. He ended up killing the mother bird, but then remorse filled him as he thought of the baby birds who had no chance of surviving without her. He got the nest down from the tree and quickly killed the hatchlings — believing it to be the most merciful thing to do.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 19th, 1720
United States of America
Date of death
October 7th, 1772 at age of 52
Place of death
York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Cause of death

Written work

1.The works of John Woolman: Some considerations on the keeping of Negroes

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1774. at Philadelphia
1806. at Philadelphia
1818. at Philadelphia
1970. at New York City
United States of America

2.A journal of the life, gospel labours, and Christian experiences of that faithful minister of Jesus Christ, John Woolman

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1794. at Dublin
United States of America

3.A word of remembrance and caution to the rich

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1803. at Burlington
1898. at London
Conduct of life

4.Memoir of John Woolman

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1810. at Philadelphia
1817. at Philadelphia

5.A journal of the life and travels in the service of the gospel

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1901. at London


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