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Sharing the Dreams of Benjamin Rush by Lucia C. Stanton, (November 1990), E332.2 .A5 1990N

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Identifier: id3976

Scope and Contents

Dr. Benjamin Rush, longtime friend of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, was the foremost advocate for introduction of maple sugar as a substitute for the slave-produced cane sugar of the West Indies, and was also a vocal proponent of temperance (highlighting spirits as the real concern). Jefferson shared Rush’s ideals and joined him in his campaign to commercially destroy black slavery in the West Indies, purchasing maple sugar and attempting to grow the trees at Monticello, though Jefferson’s patronage and Rush’s literary campaign failed to inspire the desired revolution.

Dates

  • E332.2 .A5 1990N

Extent

From the Collection: 74 Items