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The Quaker community on Barbados : challenging the culture of the planter class

Author: Larry Dale Gragg
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing primarily on the seventeenth century, Gragg draws on wills, censuses, levy books, letters, sermons and journals to tell how Quakers on Barbados sought to implement their beliefs in a place ruled by a planter class that had built its wealth on the backs of slaves"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gragg, Larry Dale, 1950-
Quaker community on Barbados.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)1001962239
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Dale Gragg
ISBN: 9780826218476 0826218474
OCLC Number: 277196213
Notes: "Focusing primarily on the seventeenth century, Gragg draws on wills, censuses, levy books, letters, sermons and journals to tell how Quakers on Barbados sought to implement their beliefs in a place ruled by a planter class that had built its wealth on the backs of slaves"--Provided by publisher.
Description: x, 192 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: "From darkness to light" : the emergence of the Society of Friends in England --
"A little England" : the development of Barbados as England's most prosperous colony --
"Many people convinced" : establishing the Quaker community on Barbados --
"Amongst them called Quakers in this island" : the people attracted to the Quaker community --
"Kept in the heavenly awe of God" : the creation of a Quaker counter-culture on Barbados --
"Uncharitably pursued and anathematized with words, and execrations, and bitter invectives, by a base sort of phanatick people, commonly termed Quakers" : the Quaker critique of the dominant culture --
"Thou hast no right to reign over their conscience in matters of worship of the living God" : the Quaker challenge to slavery on Barbados --
"We are reduced to a very small number" : the decline of the Quaker community on Barbados --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Larry Gragg.

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Prior to the Quakers' large-scale migration to Pennsylvania, Barbados had more Quakers than any other English colony. Here Quakers confronted material temptations and had to temper founder George  Read more...

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