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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Larry Dale Gragg
|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 --
- Quakers -- Barbados -- History -- 17th century.
- Community life -- Barbados -- History -- 17th century.
- Counterculture -- Barbados -- History -- 17th century.
- Slavery -- Barbados -- History -- 17th century.
- Plantation owners -- Barbados -- History -- 17th century.
- Social conflict -- Barbados -- History -- 17th century.
- Barbados -- History -- 17th century.
- Barbados -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
- Barbados -- Church history.
- Community life.
- Plantation owners.
- Social conflict.
- Social conditions