Thomas Branagan

Thomas Branagan (born 1774; died 1843) was an American writer and abolitionist. He is known for his works of literature, particularly ''Avenia'' and ''The Penitential Tyrant'', and for his opposition to slavery. He was described by English professor Christopher N. Philipps as a "kind of American counterpart to John Newton." In 1953, he was described by Lewis Leary in ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography'' as "one of America's most prolific authors during the first two decades of the nineteenth century." Provided by Wikipedia