"Stauffer knows what he has with this remarkable story. He deftly outlines the thinking of his subjects, and is especially good at showing the links between their religious beliefs and their politics. His problem is that he is unable to keep his eye on the ball...This volume began life as a Ph.D. dissertation, and its origins show. That's too bad. For within the unwieldy cocoon that is THE BLACK HEARTS OF MEN there is a small, exquisite butterfly of a book struggling to emerge.Stauffer, John is the author of 'Black Hearts of Men Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race' with ISBN 9780674006454 and ISBN 0674006453.