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Published by Peter Smith in Gloucester, MA .
Written in English


  • Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends,
  • Antislavery movements -- United States

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  The Quakers in America is a multifaceted history of the Religious Society of Friends and a fascinating study of its culture and controversies today. Lively vignettes of Conservative, Evangelical, Friends General Conference, and Friends United meetings illuminate basic Quaker theology and reflect the group's diversity while also highlighting the. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages 21 cm: Contents: Preface-Slavery Troubles the Quaker Conscience-Voices Crying in the Wilderness-The Friends Stop Buying Slaves-The Quakers Free Their Slaves-The Quaker Role in the antislavery Effort of the Revolutionary Period-Friends Lead the Attack on the African Slave Trade, A Generation of . Quakers and slavery in America. New Haven, Yale University Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Drake, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), Quakers and slavery in America. New Haven, Yale University Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / . "Quakers and Slavery is an impressive monograph, a carefully argued and unpretentious study that provides the best analysis yet available of the origins, character, and limits of antislavery sentiment for any segment of the slave society of eighteenth-century colonial British America.

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) played a major role in the abolition movement against slavery in both the United Kingdom and in the United States of America. Quakers were among the first white people to denounce slavery in the American colonies and Europe, and the Society of Friends became the first organization to take a collective stand against both slavery and the slave trade. Quakers and Slavery in America, Volume 51 Quakers and slavery in America Volume 51 of Yale historical publications: Miscellany: Author: Thomas Edward Drake: Publisher: Yale University Press, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. Welcome The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was the first corporate body in Britain and North America to fully condemn slavery as both ethically and religiously wrong in all circumstances. It is in Quaker records that we have some of the earliest manifestations . In North America a long process of persuasion culminated in , when Quakers, involved with slavery, were told to give it up or leave the Society of Friends. Quakers provided a leadership structure, reliable national network, and significant material resources to the campaigns on both sides of the Atlantic.

The history of Quakers is, in some ways, the history of America and its culture. Early forms of government, the fight against war, slavery, poverty were all influenced by the Quakers. Women's rights, many fields of science, the temperance movement were all fueled by the Quakers, who wanted not just to improve themselves but also the by:   Anyone who has studied the antebellum period knows that slavery violated Quaker principles and that some Quakers participated in the Underground Railroad. One of the most notable Quakers in the Underground Railroad was Levi Coffin, who was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, but as a young man moved to Indiana and later to Cincinnati,.   Author: Quakers Helped Abolish Slavery in the U.S. Ryan Jordan, author of Slavery and the Meetinghouse: The Quakers and the Abolitionist Dilemma, explains the role of . Quakers and slavery in America, Hardcover – January 1, by Thomas E Drake (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover, Import "Please retry" $ Author: Thomas E Drake.