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Friends and strangers : the making of a Creole culture in colonial Pennsylvania / John Smolenski.

By: Smolenski, John.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Early American studies: Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (viii, 401 pages :) : illustrations, map.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780812207248; 0812207246; 1283896508; 9781283896504; 0812222032; 9780812222036.Subject(s): Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Friends and strangers.DDC classification: 974.8/02 LOC classification: F160.F89 | S65 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The origins of Quaker Pennsylvania -- Quakerism's English roots -- William Penn settles his colony: the problem of legitimacy in early Pennsylvania -- Words and things: contesting civic identity in early Pennsylvania -- "Bastard Quakers" in America: the Keithian schism and the creation of Creole Quakerism in early Pennsylvania -- Narratives of early Pennsylvania, Part I: life on the colonial borderlands -- Narratives of early Pennsylvania, Part II: the founding of Pennsylvania -- The parables of Pennsylvania politics: the power of Quaker mythology -- Conclusion: Caleb Pusey Miller, philosopher, man of letters.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The origins of Quaker Pennsylvania -- Quakerism's English roots -- William Penn settles his colony: the problem of legitimacy in early Pennsylvania -- Words and things: contesting civic identity in early Pennsylvania -- "Bastard Quakers" in America: the Keithian schism and the creation of Creole Quakerism in early Pennsylvania -- Narratives of early Pennsylvania, Part I: life on the colonial borderlands -- Narratives of early Pennsylvania, Part II: the founding of Pennsylvania -- The parables of Pennsylvania politics: the power of Quaker mythology -- Conclusion: Caleb Pusey Miller, philosopher, man of letters.

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Smolenski (Univ. of California, Davis) examines how Pennsylvania's governing culture evolved between 1680 and 1730. He begins with the evolution of Quakerism in England before focusing on how William Penn's plan for the colony conflicted with the reality of clashing provincial politics and culture during a period of imperial upheaval. Smolenski analyzes these developments through the lens of creolization, "the creative process through which individuals and groups constructed new cultural habits and identities" as they tried to establish European "inheritances" in the Americas. This included, for Penn and for Smolenski, relations between the colony and Native Americans. Penn hoped his utopian settlement would "creolize" non-Quaker residents, but instead, as Smolenski shows, the colony's leadership and institutions were themselves creolized during the half century of internal conflicts and struggles with the Penn family and imperial authorities. After 1700, this conflict ironically shaped a common narrative--a "creole civic culture"--depicting the colony's Quaker origins as the source of their unique prosperity, civil peace, and religious liberty. Although the book focuses on the emergence of Pennsylvania's political culture, it has implications for the larger question of American identity. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and higher. D. R. Mandell Truman State University

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John Smolenski is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. He is coeditor, with Thomas J. Humphrey, of New World Orders: Violence, Sanction, and Authority in the Colonial Americas, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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