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Quakers and their allies in the abolitionist cause, 1754-1808

Author: Maurice Jackson; Susan Kozel, (History instructor)
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, [2015] ©2015
Series: Perspectives on early America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the significant connections between the Quaker community and the cause to abolish slavery in America. The case studies that make up the collection mainly focus on the greater Philadelphia area (including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware), a hotbed of the abolitionist movement and the location of the first American abolition society founded in 1775. Despite the importance of Quakers to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Anthony Benezet; Ann Elizabeth Fortune; Benjamin Franklin; Warner Mifflin; Samuel Meredith; Nicholas Waln; Richard Waln; John Woolman; Sarah Ellis Woolman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Jackson; Susan Kozel, (History instructor)
ISBN: 9781848935419 1848935412
OCLC Number: 919090777
Description: xi, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Maurice Jackson and Susan Kozel --
1. Warner Mifflin (1745-98): The Remarkable Life of an Unflinching Abolitionist / Gary B. Nash. --
2. Sarah Woolman and the Anti-Slavery Family / Geoffrey Plank. --
3. Friends, Family and Freedom in Colonial Philadelphia: A Black Slave-Owner Settles Her Accounts / Julie Winch. --
4. "What Shall Be Done with the Negroes?": Anthony Benezet's Legacy: Then and Now / Maurice Jackson. --
5. Samuel Meredith (1741-1817): American Patriot and Welsh Philanthropist / Richard C. Allen. --
6. "Come Out of Babylon, My People": John Woolman's (1720-72) Anti-Slavery Theology and the Transatlantic Economy / Jon R. Kershner. 7. Rejecting the Gain of Oppression: Quaker Abstention and the Abolitionist Cause / Julie L. Holcomb. 8. The Trouble with Quakers: Creating Racial Tensions in East and West Jersey, 1770-85 / James J. Gigantino II. --
9. In Pursuit of Natural Rights and Liberty: The Brothers Waln in Greater Philadelphia and the Atlantic World / Susan Kozel. --
10. The Abolitionist Circles of Benjamin Franklin: A Reluctant Abolitionist in Context, 1750-90 / Louisiane Ferlier.
Series Title: Perspectives on early America.
Responsibility: edited by Maurice Jackson and Susan Kozel.

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