Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

The mystery of John Scoble’s disappearance

| August 18, 2013

Though little noticed today, John ScobleĀ (1799-??) played an early leading role in the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society as its secretary from 1842 to 1852 and as an important British link to the American abolitionist community in its formative years. An eccentric and somewhat irascible fellow, he had a habit of inserting himself into factional […]