Lone Journey The life of Roger Williams Author:Jeanette Eaton A Voyager Book — Three hundred years ago Roger Williams was fighting to protect the principles of democracy we defend today. He was the first American to demand that a government should be the instrument of the people, working for the greatest good of the greatest number. He was the first champion in the Western Hemisphere for freedom of religion... more », freedom of speech, and the separation of church and state. Time and again he risked his own life in his crusade against religious and racial intolerance, as he battled successfully for fairness and lack of prejudice in dealings with the Indians and with early settlers of all religious faiths.
American history offers no more thrilling chapter than the lone journey of Roger Williams described in this stirring biography. He set forth on a dangerous path into the unknown, a path leading to freedom for mankind.« less