Chronicling the career of Beriah Green (1795-1874), theologian, educator, reformer, and one of New York's most important abolitionists, this book is the first published history of Green and his attempt to create a model biracial society.
"Sernett's book insures that no one can ignore Beriah Green when considering great figures in the history of American reform and black education."—Religious Studies Review
"An important contribution to the study of the abolitionist movement as well as to the history of education."—History of Education Quarterly
"Milton Sernett captures the forceful image of Green and paints a very strong revealing portrait of a man of great moral intensity, a minister who had little inclination to pastor but a great burning need to instruct and reform those about him."—Education Studies
Milton C. Sernett is professor of African American studies and history and adjunct professor of religion at Syracuse University. He is the author of Black Religion and American Evangelicalism and Bound for the Promised Land: African American Religion and the Great Migration. His most recent book, North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom, was published by Syracuse University Press.
6 x 9, 228 pages, 20 black and white illustrations, 1 maps