"Contrary to popular wisdom, American Quakers did not first appear in Pennsylvania, the Quaker State, in 1682. Rather they appeared in 1655 in Virginia. In the 330-odd years thereafter, the Friendly Virginians, as I have come to call them, have stood for peace and against violence, for religious freedom, civil rights and women's rights. They have striven to end war, change the penal system and aid Native Americans. Their world view has affected their lives and characters and also, as you read, the ways of the larger society ...
"Contrary to popular wisdom, American Quakers did not first appear in Pennsylvania, the Quaker State, in 1682. Rather they appeared in 1655 in Virginia. In the 330-odd years thereafter, the Friendly Virginians, as I have come to call them, have stood for peace and against violence, for religious freedom, civil rights and women's rights. They have striven to end war, change the penal system and aid Native Americans. Their world view has affected their lives and characters and also, as you read, the ways of the larger society." *From the Preface. Chapters include: The Quaker Way Comes to Virginia, 1655-1660 which opens on a street corner in the city of London in the summer of 1654; Virginia's Quakers and the Right to Worship as One Wishes, 1660-1663; In Which the Truth is Crushed to Earth, 1664-1677; The Friendly Virginians Become Somewhat Respectable, 1677-1700; At Last within the Law, 1700-1733; West of the Blue Ridge, 1733-1750; The Quaker Way Alters Course, 1750-1763; Farewell, Britannia, 1763-1775; The Friendly Virginians and the American Revolution, 1775-1781; After So Many Ages, 1782-1800; To the Westward Waters, 1800-1820; The Blood of Christ, 1820-1833; On Laying Down Virginia Yearly Meeting, 1833-1850; O, Virginia! Virginia! 1850-1865; They Leap the Hedge, 1865-1900; Thee Interests Me, 1900-1950; and, I Think of the Great Work, 1950-Now. Photographs, a map, an appendix listing Quaker Meetings in Virginia, a bibliography, and a full-name index enhance the text.
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Very good in very good dust jacket. DJ has slight wear and soiling, with small edge tears and wear. vii, 590 p. Endpaper map. Illustrations. Bibliography. End Notes. Index. It is commonly believed that the first Quakers in America came with William Penn to Pennsylvania in 1682. But the truth is that they appeared first in Virginia in 1655 and have been hear ever since. Classic Quaker worship proceeds largely in silence. Amazingly, this style of worship leads to pioneering in certain grand areas of the social order--for freedom of religion, against slavery, for an end to war, against a self-defeating prison system, for womens' rights, for justice for native Americans and other down-trodden people.
Fine in Fine, Mylar jacket. Religious history. A fine hardcover copy. Light shelf wear. Tight binding. pg167-170 have some moisture wrinkling and tearing in bottom left corners; otherwise clean, unmarked pages. Fine jacket in removable mylar. NOT ex-library. Indexed with bibliography. 590pg. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: US History; ISBN: 0935931864. ISBN/EAN: 9780935931860. Inventory No: 014444.
This book gives a very detailed history of the Quaker movement in the US. It tells of the persecution of the early Quakers - who believed that women had the same rights as men - at a time when other groups did not believe this. It tells of the Quaker involvement in the anti-slave movement. I found it gave a fascinating look at history - much of which is not found in our history text books.
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