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Quakers and abolition / edited by Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank.

Contributor(s): Carey, Brycchan, 1967- [editor.] | Plank, Geoffrey Gilbert, 1960- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Chicago : University of Illinois Press, [2014]Description: 1 online resource (264 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780252096129; 0252096126; 1306980933; 9781306980937.Subject(s): Quaker abolitionists -- United States -- History | Antislavery movements -- United States -- History | Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends -- History | Slavery and the church -- United States | Quaker abolitionists -- History | Antislavery movements -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Quakers and abolitionDDC classification: 326.089/96073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction / Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank -- Part I. Freedom within Quaker discipline: arguments among friends -- "Liberation is coming soon": the radical reformation of Joshua Evans (1731-1798) / Ellen M. Ross -- Why Quakers and slavery? Why not more Quakers? / J. William Frost -- George F. White and Hicksite opposition to the abolitionist movement / Thomas D. Hamm -- "Without the consumers of slave produce there would be no slaves": Quaker women, antislavery activism and free-labor cotton dress in the 1850s / Anna Vaughan Kett -- The spiritual journeys of an abolitionist: Amy Kirby Post, 1802-1889 / Nancy A. Hewitt -- Part II. The scarcity of African Americans in the meetinghouse: racial issues among the Quakers -- Quaker evangelization in early Barbados: forging a path toward the unknowable / Kristen Block -- Anthony Benezet: working the antislavery cause inside and outside of "the society" / Maurice Jackson -- Aim for a free state and settle among Quakers: African-American and Quaker parallel communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey / Christopher Densmore -- The Quaker and the colonist: Moses Sheppard, Samuel Ford McGill, and transatlantic antislavery across the color line / Andrew Diemer -- Friend on the American frontier: Charles Pancoast's A Quaker forty-niner and the problem of slavery / James Emmett Ryan -- Part III. Did the rest of the world notice? The Quakers' reputation -- The slave trade, Quakers, and the early days of British abolition / James Walvin -- The Quaker antislavery commitment and how it revolutionized French antislavery through the Crèvecoeur-Brissot friendship, 1782-1789 / Marie-Jeanne Rossignol -- Thomas Clarkson's Quaker trilogy: abolitionist narrative as transformative history / Dee E. Andrews and Emma Jones Lapsansky-Werner -- The hidden story of Quakers and slavery / Gary B. Nash.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank -- Part I. Freedom within Quaker discipline: arguments among friends -- "Liberation is coming soon": the radical reformation of Joshua Evans (1731-1798) / Ellen M. Ross -- Why Quakers and slavery? Why not more Quakers? / J. William Frost -- George F. White and Hicksite opposition to the abolitionist movement / Thomas D. Hamm -- "Without the consumers of slave produce there would be no slaves": Quaker women, antislavery activism and free-labor cotton dress in the 1850s / Anna Vaughan Kett -- The spiritual journeys of an abolitionist: Amy Kirby Post, 1802-1889 / Nancy A. Hewitt -- Part II. The scarcity of African Americans in the meetinghouse: racial issues among the Quakers -- Quaker evangelization in early Barbados: forging a path toward the unknowable / Kristen Block -- Anthony Benezet: working the antislavery cause inside and outside of "the society" / Maurice Jackson -- Aim for a free state and settle among Quakers: African-American and Quaker parallel communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey / Christopher Densmore -- The Quaker and the colonist: Moses Sheppard, Samuel Ford McGill, and transatlantic antislavery across the color line / Andrew Diemer -- Friend on the American frontier: Charles Pancoast's A Quaker forty-niner and the problem of slavery / James Emmett Ryan -- Part III. Did the rest of the world notice? The Quakers' reputation -- The slave trade, Quakers, and the early days of British abolition / James Walvin -- The Quaker antislavery commitment and how it revolutionized French antislavery through the Crèvecoeur-Brissot friendship, 1782-1789 / Marie-Jeanne Rossignol -- Thomas Clarkson's Quaker trilogy: abolitionist narrative as transformative history / Dee E. Andrews and Emma Jones Lapsansky-Werner -- The hidden story of Quakers and slavery / Gary B. Nash.

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CHOICE Review

Fourteen essays address Quakers' reaction to slavery and abolition from the 17th century until the 19th. While much has been written about the Society of Friends and abolition, previous studies have focused on the small minority of Quakers who were publicly involved in the abolition movement. This work, however, illustrates the diversity of opinion among Quakers regarding slavery, anti-slavery, race, and participation in abolition activities. In addition to addressing Quaker disagreements about and involvement in these activities, the contributors also examine some of the long-term consequences of US Quaker anti-slavery activities, including influence on British and French abolition. A concluding chapter illustrates how US textbooks have portrayed the Society of Friends, explaining why few people today have a broad understanding of and appreciation for Quaker history. Readers should have a background in Quaker history, as several of the essays refer to Quaker leaders and movements without elaboration. Nevertheless, this work provides a more complete understanding of the diversity and complexity of historical Quaker responses to slavery/anti-slavery. --Tammy Kae Byron, Dalton State College

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<p>Brycchan Carey is a reader in English literature at Kingston University, London, and the author of Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658-1761. </p> <p>Geoffrey Plank is a professor of history at the University of East Anglia and the author of John Woolman's Path to the Peaceable Kingdom: A Quaker in the British Empire. </p> <br>

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