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Jonathan Sassi
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island|Graduate Center
Phone: 718-982-2879
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Early American republic, American religious history, antislavery and race
Selected Publications

“Anthony Benezet as Intermediary between the Transatlantic and Provincial: New Jersey’s Antislavery Campaign on the Eve of the American Revolution.”  In The Atlantic World of Anthony Benezet (1713-1784): From French Reformation to North American Quaker Antislavery Activism, ed. Marie-Jeanne Rossignol and Bertrand Van Ruymbeke (Leiden: Brill, 2016), 129-146
 
 “Comments on The Origins of Global Humanitarianism, by Peter Stamatov.”  Trajectories: Newsletter of the American Sociological Association Comparative and Historical Sociology Section 26, no. 2 (Spring 2015): 32-37.


“Religion, Race, and the Founders.”  In Faith and the Founders of the American Republic, eds. Daniel L. Dreisbach and Mark David Hal (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), 174-199.
 
“America Religiously Eclectic and Secular,” in Christian America? Perspectives on Our Religious Heritage, ed. Daryl C. Cornett (Nashville: B & H Academic, 2011), 101-148.
 
“With a Little Help from our Friends: The Quaker and Tactical Contexts of Anthony Benezet’s Abolitionist Publishing,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 125 (2011): 33-71.

"Africans in the Quaker Image: Anthony Benezet, African Travel Narratives, and Revolutionary-Era Antislavery," Journal of Early Modern History, 10:1-2 (2006): 95-130.

"'This whole country have their hands full of Blood this day': Transcription and Introduction of an Antislavery Sermon Manuscript Attributed to the Reverend Samuel Hopkins," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 112.1 (June 2004): 29-92.

A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy, Religion in America Series (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).






"The First Party Competition and Southern New England's Public Christianity," Journal of the Early Republic 21 (2001): 261-299. Awarded the 2002 Ralph D. Gray prize for best article in vol. 21 of the JER.