Part of our Hall of Heroes Series.
A Providential View of American History.
William Penn: Liberty and Justice for All (Heroes of History)
William Penn (1644-1718) worked passionately for religious freedom in a world where freedoms were subject to the whims of rulers. With the favor William's father enjoyed in the British royal court, all William had to do was show himself to be a faithful royalist, and wealth and privilege would be his. Instead, he chose to follow his conscience–to expulsion from university, disinheritance, imprisonment, and the threat of death. When this Quaker reformer secured a land grant in America, he laid for Pennsylvania a foundation of liberty, jusitice, fairness, and tolerance that would later guide the drafting of the Constitution of the United States.
The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression.
197 pages, Paperback
ISBN 13: 978-1-883002-82-4