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Philadelphia Quakers and the antislavery movement

Author: Brian Temple
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Quakers came to America in the 17th century to seek religious freedom. After years of struggle, they achieved success in various endeavors and, like many wealthy colonists of the time, bought and sold slaves. But a movement to remove slavery from their midst, sparked by their religious beliefs, grew until they renounced the slave trade and freed their slaves"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Temple
ISBN: 9780786494071 0786494077
OCLC Number: 866620357
Description: xii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Removing the plank --
Quaker beginnings --
Quaker beginnings in America --
Friends and slavery --
Victory and retreat --
Part II. Removing the splinter --
The Revolution --
Creating a free nation, not a free people --
Legal help in and out of court --
The American Colonization Society and the schism --
Other avenues explored --
Part III. The underground railroad --
Standing against the tide --
The tracks of the underground railroad --
The Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act --
The penalty for defiance --
The tricks of the trade --
Stories of the underground --
The last fetter broken.
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