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is book explores the growth of abolitionism among Quakers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from 1688 to 1780, providing a case study of how groups change their moral attitudes. Dr. Soderlund details the long battle fought by reformers like gentle John Woolman and eccentric Benjamin Lay. The eighteenth-century Quaker humanitarians succeeded only after they diluted their goals to attract wider support, establishing a gradualistic, paternalistic, and segregationist model for the later antislavery movement.

Originally published in 1988.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. FIGURES
  2. pp. viii-viii
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  1. TABLES
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. ABBREVIATIONS
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. ABOLITIONISTS CONFRONT THE MEETING
  2. pp. 15-31
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  1. LEADERSHIP AND CONTROL OF THE YEARLY MEETING
  2. pp. 32-53
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  1. SLAVERY: TEMPTATION AND CHALLENGE
  2. pp. 54-86
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  1. THE LOCAL MEETINGS DEBATE SLAVERY
  2. pp. 87-111
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  1. SHREWSBURY AND CHESTERFIELD MEETINGS
  2. pp. 112-147
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  1. CHESTER AND PHILADELPHIA MEETINGS
  2. pp. 148-172
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  1. CONCLUSION
  2. pp. 173-188
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  1. APPENDIX A
  2. pp. 189-199
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  1. APPENDIX B
  2. pp. 200-210
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 211-221
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400857777
MARC Record
OCLC
889251887
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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