The New International Encyclopædia/Adams, Nehemiah
ADAMS, Nehemiah (1806-78). An American Congregational clergyman. He was born in Salem, Mass., graduated at Harvard in 1820, and three years later at Andover Theological Seminary. He then became pastor in Cambridge, Mass., and from 1814 was pastor of the Essex Street Church, Boston. After a winter spent in Georgia for his health, he published A South Side View of Slavery (1854). His praise of the effect of slavery on the religious character of the negroes provoked much hostile criticism. He published several controversial works and a Life of John Eliot.