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From: Quaker History
Volume 102, Number 1, Spring 2013
pp. 47-49 | 10.1353/qkh.2013.0001

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An annotated bibliography of the titles listed below is available at the Friends Historical Association website: www.haverford.edu/library/fha

Several books focus on the origins and early development of Quakerism in Britain, including Arthur Kincaid, The Cradle of Quakerism: Exploring Quaker Routes in North West England (London: Quaker Books, 2011) about the "1652 Country"; Giuseppina Iacono Lobo, "Early Quaker Writing, Oliver Cromwell, and the Nationalization of Conscience," Exemplaria, 24.1-2 (April 2012), 112-126; Katherine Romack, "'For This is the Naked Truth: The Early Quakers and Going Naked as a Sign," The American Journal of Semiotics, 27.1-4 (2011), 203-231; and Gerard Guiton, The Early Quakers and the 'Kingdom of God': Peace, Testimony and Revolution, San Francisco: Inner Light Books, c2012. Rochelle Susan Goodman, Prophecy and the Politics of Authority in Seventeenth-Century Revolutionary Britain, (Thesis (Ph.D.)—University of Southern California, 2010) includes a chapter on "James Nayler and Quaker Subjectivity."
David Ian Hamilton, "The Banker and the Marine: Two Brothers from an Eighteenth-Century Quaker Family," Journal of the Friends Historical Society, 62.3 (2012), 184-191, discusses the Fade family and its connections in Ireland and England between 1660 and 1748. The World of John Secker (1716-95), Quaker Mariner, edited by Andrew Hopper ([Norwich, England]: Norfolk Record Society, 2011) are the reminiscences of a life at sea by a son of a Quaker miller from North Walsham, England. The Large and Small Notebooks of Joseph Wood (1750-1821): a Yorkshire Quaker, transcribed by Pamela Cooksey (5 volumes) (Huddersfield, [England]: High Flatts Quaker Meeting, 2011) documents the daily life and religious convictions of a Yorkshire Quaker.
Two new studies examine Quakers in the Caribbean with an emphasis on slavery: Kristen Block, Ordinary Life in the Early Caribbean: Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012) includes a chapter on "Quakers, Slavery, and the Challenges of Universalism."John Martin Chenoweth, Religion, Archaeology, and Social Relations: A Study of the Practice of Quakerism and Caribbean Slavery in the Eighteenth Century British Virgin Islands, (Thesis (Ph.D.)—University of California, Berkeley, 2011) uses archaeology to extend the story of the Lettsom family and the enslaved people they owned.
Thomas R. Saxton, Living in Two Worlds: Kinship Networks and Pennsylvania's Integration into the Atlantic World (Thesis (Ph.D.)—Lehigh University, 2011) contains references to Quakers. C. Miller Biddle, William and Sarah Biddle, 1663-1711: Planting a Seed of Democracy in America (Moorestown, NJ: C. Miller Biddle, 2012) describes the life and careers of a family that arrived in West Jersey in 1681. Hilary Lloyd Yewlett, "Early Modern Migration from the Mid-Wales County of Radnorshire to Southeastern Pennsylvania, with Special Reference to Three Meredith Families," Pennsylvania History, 79.1 (2012), 1-32, considers the migration of Quaker, Baptist and Anglican families to Pennsylvania and the role of religious discrimination in England contrasted with the freedom to practice religion in Pennsylvania.
Considerable scholarly attention continues to be focused on Quakers and the anti-slavery movement. Kirsten Sword, "Remembering Dinah Nevil: Strategic Deceptions in Eighteenth Century Antislavery," The Journal of American History, 97.2 (September 2010), 315-343, examines the case of Dinah Nevil, her bid for release from enslavement and the formation of the world's first antislavery organization, the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, and the transatlantic connections of the early abolition movement. Allan W. Austin, Quaker Brotherhood Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012) describes twentieth century approaches to race relations.
The varied experiences of Quakers during World War II are told in a memoir of Edward Arnett, in A Different Kind of War Story: A Conscientious Objector in World War II, (Xlibris Corporation, 2012) about his experiences, 1944-1946, in Civilian Public Service, including his service as a smoke-jumper fighting forest fires, and a project at the end of the war to transport horses to Poland to help rebuild Polish agriculture. Peter S. Guiler, Quaker Youth Incarcerated: Abandoned Pacifist Doctrines of Ohio Valley Friends During World War II (Thesis (Ph.D.)—University of Akron, 2011) argues that Ohio Valley Friends maintained their traditional pacifist tradition at the beginning of...


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