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Title Quakers and their allies in the abolitionist cause, 1754-1808 / edited by Maurice Jackson and Susan Kozel
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, [2015]
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Series Perspectives on early America
Perspectives on early America.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; List of Figures; 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
10 The Abolitionist Circles of Benjamin Franklin: A Reluctant Abolitionist in Context, 1750-90 -- Louisiane FerlierNotes; Index
5 'Samuel Meredith (1741-1817): American Patriot and Welsh Philanthropist' -- Richard C. Allen6 '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
Summary 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 abolitionist movement, their significance has been largely overlooked in the existing historiography. These studies will be of interest to scholars of slavery and abolition, religious history, Atlantic studies and American social and political history. -- Adapted from the publisher's web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 21, 2016)
Subject Benezet, Anthony, 1713-1784.
Fortune, Ann Elizabeth
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Meredith, Samuel, 1741-1817.
Mifflin, Warner, 1745-1798.
Waln, Nicholas, 1742-1813.
Waln, Richard, 1737-1809.
Woolman, John, 1720-1772.
Woolman, Sarah Ellis, 1721-1787.
Benezet, Anthony, 1713-1784.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Meredith, Samuel, 1741-1817.
Mifflin, Warner, 1745-1798.
Waln, Nicholas, 1742-1813.
Waln, Richard, 1737-1809.
Woolman, John, 1720-1772.
Woolman, Sarah Ellis, 1721-1787.
Abolitionists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Antislavery movements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History
Quaker abolitionists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History
Quaker abolitionists -- United States -- History
Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends -- History
Slavery and the church -- United States.
Abolitionists.
Antislavery movements.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
Quaker abolitionists.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends.
Slavery and the church.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 18th century
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Jackson, Maurice, 1950- editor.
Kozel, Susan (History instructor), editor.
ISBN 1317272781
9781317272786