Tuesday, August 26, 2014

On Writing the History of the American Bible Society--Update #56

John Jay was a life member of the ABS
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I spent most of my "writing time" today (about two hours this morning) working on Chapter Three of the American Bible Society book.  It is tentatively titled "A Bible for Every American Family."  After giving more thought to this title I am not completely satisfied with it.  The ABS "General Supply" of 1829-1831 attempted to provide a Bible for every FREE family in the United States.  Slave families were not part of the distribution.  Perhaps the title should be "A Bible for Every Free American Family."  What do you think?

I have about one more day of outlining before I begin to create prose.  I need to make sure that all of the research I want to use in this chapter finds a place in the outline.