First Readings

September 25th, 2012

Freshmen this summer read Sons of Providence, Charles Rappleye’s biography of brothers John and Moses Brown. While John made a fortune in the triangle trade, Moses, a Quaker, fought to abolish slavery. President Paxson was one of many faculty members to lead discussions of the book, chosen to inaugurate Brown’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.

Scott Kingsley


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