Isaac T. Hopper

Isaac Tatem Hopper (1771-1852) was a New York bookseller and, with Lydia Maria Child, editor of the National Anti-Slavery Standard. His involvement with abolitionism began before 1800 when, while living in Pennsylvania, he aided fugitive slaves in their escape. He belonged to the Pennsylvania Abolition Society until his relocation to New York in 1829. There, he became active in the American Anti-Slavery Society. Hopper had become a Quaker in 1793, but was disowned in 1841 for his abolitionist activities. ANB 11: 202-203.

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