Lewis Tappan and the Evangelical War Against Slavery
Lewis Tappan (1788--1873), founder of the Journal of Commerce and the nation's first credit rating firm, is probably best known for his business accomplishments. His greatest achievement, however, was not finance but freedom. In the 1830s, he and his wealthy brother Arthur underwrote and inspired the Manhattan headquarters of the American Anti-Slavery Society and founded m...more
Published October 1st 1997 by Louisiana State University Press
(first published December 1st 1969)
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