Marcus Rediker
Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History, University of Pittsburgh

Marcus Rediker is distinguished professor of Atlantic history at the University of Pittsburgh and a senior research fellow at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris. His latest book is The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (2017).

Written by Marcus Rediker

The forgotten prophet

Radical Quaker Benjamin Lay was a pioneer of abolitionism, who lived what he preached. So why was he erased from history?

Marcus Rediker