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Rediker suggests Lay's diminutive stature helped sensitize him to the plight of the less fortunate.
In 1732, Lay came to Philadelphia, hoping, Rediker says, "to join William Penn's 'Holy Experiment.' " Instead, he was sickened to find slave owners among the city's leading Quakers.
Lay, a lover of books, would have appreciated this one, less for the praise lavished on him than the attention given his message.
As Rediker says, "Benjamin's prophecy speaks to our time." Marcus Rediker appears 7 p.m.