American Covenanters were very active and outspoken in the abolitionist movement before the U.S. Constitution was even written. Because of their background and convictions, they held what author Robert Copeland calls "an outsized role in the crusade against American slavery." They may have been the first denomination to enforce an absolute prohibition against slaveholders in the church. Copeland builds on a body of research that D. Ray Wilcox submitted as his thesis at the University of Northern Colorado over 70 years ago. Chock-full of stories and original source material, this book will fascinate and inspire you.