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Notable American Unitarians, 1740-1900

This series of more than 100 biographies of individuals who have contributed to the development of liberal religion, as well as significant Unitarian figures from many areas of American history. Prominent among them are John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Susan B. Anthony, William Ellery Channing, Margaret Fuller, Joseph Priestley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charles W. Eliot.


Notable in UU History

The Character of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Living Legacy of Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson’s friend, Frederic Henry Hedge, once wrote ... Read More
Florence Luscomb

Luscomb, Florence Hope (1887-1985)

Below are two biographical perspectives on Florence Hope Luscomb, the first from the Massachusetts Foundation for ... Read More
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins (1825-1911)

An important writer and abolitionist, Harper was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 24, 1825. A ... Read More
Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989) was a world-class scientist, human rights activist and political figure. Dr. Sakharov displayed ... Read More