Originally Posted by Benny_Cake
Since you have a Kindle you might try the autobiography of Frederick Douglass, which is available for free online. He was an escaped slave who went on to become one of the great abolitionists. Although he was a Christian himself, he was despairing about how many of the slaveholders who proclaimed their faith the loudest and attended Methodist camp meetings could commit the cruellest of acts. A number of American denominations split over the issue of slavery, most notably the Methodists and Baptists.
I had to post after reading this book Benny. It will stay with me for a long time - and would recommend it to anybody who dares take on the emotions experienced when reading of this former slaves journey from slavery with it's dehumanising character to emancipation and beyond. I'm gonna buy the rest of his books, a complete fan of the wonderful Frederick Douglass!
I also noted and am quite proud to say that he was a great admirer of our very own Daniel O' Connell who he spoke of in the book and met too in his life time - another abolitionist. It's not something that I was ever taught about in history,this part of Daniel's own friendship with Frederick, or at least never got into any great detail about, so I found it a fascinating insight into the strenght of mind and spirit of the abolitionists of the period against all odds and all foes -
Hard to believe these things happened - the fact slavery is still going on and people trafficking should make everybody hopping mad enough to do something, anything small even to help stop it.
I know this is slightly off topic mods, but just a quick response - If it needs to be reassigned or anything no problem.