2 edition of Quakers and slavery in America found in the catalog.
Quakers and slavery in America
Thomas Edward Drake
|Series||Yale historical publications|
|LC Classifications||E441 D75 1965|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||245|
The formal name of the Quakers, The Religious Society of Friends, was adopted during this period and has been used ever since. If you have Quaker ancestors, you are in luck, because Quakers are well known for keeping excellent records. There are detailed records of births, deaths, and marriages of Quakers going back to the early ’s. Join Gerbner, professor at University of Minnesota, to explore the early history of Quakers and slavery in connection to the development of our modern concept of race in her recent book, Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, ).
David Brion Davis and Steven Mintz wrote in their book, "The Boisterous Sea of Liberty: A Documentary History of America from Discovery through the Civil War," that "Slavery posed special problems for Quakers, who strove to lead sinless lives. In , the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting forbade Quakers from buying or selling slaves and required. In the midth century, John Woolman, an abolitionist Quaker, traveled the American colonies, preaching and advancing the anti-slavery cause.
is book explores the growth of abolitionism among Quakers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from to , providing a case study of how groups change their moral attitudes. Dr. Soderlund details the long battle fought by reformers like gentle John Woolman and eccentric Benjamin Lay. Society of Friends, also called Friends Church, byname Quakers, Christian group that arose in midth-century England, dedicated to living in accordance with the “ Inward Light,” or direct inward apprehension of God, without creeds, clergy, or other ecclesiastical forms. As most powerfully expressed by George Fox (–91), Friends felt that their “experimental” discovery of God.
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Quakers in Germantown, now a suburb of Philadelphia, made the first recorded protest against slavery in Many Quakers, especially in the southern colonies, owned slaves at this time. William Penn himself owned slaves during his four years in Pennsylvania ( and ), though they were later freed and he treated them well.
The Quakers, – The Evolution of an Alternative Community (The New History of Quakerism) Quakers and Slavery: A Divided Spirit (Princeton Legacy Library) by Jean R. Soderlund | The Burlington Court Book of West New Jersey, American Legal Records, Volume 5: The Burlington Court Book, A Record of.
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 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.
In North America a long process of persuasion culminated inwhen 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.
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 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.
I started with the “beginning”: the first antislavery protest in North America, written by German and Dutch Quakers in Pennsylvania.
But as I quickly learned, this was only part of the story when it comes to Quakers and slavery. The Germantown Protest, as it is often called, was the first document in North America to denounce slavery. 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. 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. 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: A very helpful overview of the history and present of Quakers in North America, including thematic chapters on Quaker worship, Quaker beliefs and practices, contemporary debates, interactions with the world, and women and marriage, as well as chronological sections/5.
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.
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Quakers and slavery in America by Thomas E. Drake; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Antislavery movements, Slavery and the church, Society of Friends, Slavernij, Quakers; Places: United States.
A list of fiction and nonfiction books dealing with slavery in the US over the years. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.
Quakers and Slavery in America remains the book to consult to find out what George Fox or William Penn or Joseph John Gurney thought about slavery. Drake's book remains indispensable for a factual summary of events during the entire period that slavery existed in this country.
However, any book on a subject of such importance as antislavery. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Quakers and slavery in America by Thomas E.
Drake,Yale University Press edition, in EnglishPages: ByQuakers had come to view abolition as a Christian duty and all Quakers, on both sides of the Atlantic, were barred from owning slaves. Any members that did not conform were disowned.
In the 'London Society of Friends' yearly meeting presented a petition against the slave trade, signed by nearly Quakers, to Parliament.
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 Brand: Columbia University Press.
Editorial Reviews "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.
This is a work of genuine excellence."—Jack P. Greene, The Johns Hopkins UniversityPages: 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 fundamental unity within the religion.5/5(1).The Quakers, or Friends, were formed in the midth Century by an English shoemaker, George Fox ().
His core belief was that man did not need an intermediary to establish a relationship with God — no trained ministers, no formal church services.