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The Reformation of American Quakerism, 1748-1783 Paperback – Illustrated, July 6, 2007
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"Exhaustively researched, clearly written, and provocative."—American Historical Review
"The most important book on eighteenth-century American Quakerism."—Gary B. Nash, University of California, Los Angeles
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- Item Weight : 1.21 pounds
- Paperback : 376 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0812219899
- ISBN-13 : 978-0812219890
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.84 x 9 inches
- Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press; Illustrated edition (July 6, 2007)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,538,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A thoughtful and intelligent look at 18th century Philadelphia and environs.
Jack Marietta is an exceptionally good scholar. In this book he shines a light on some important social and political issues from the period of the French and Indian and American Revolutionary wars.
Scalped bodies of frontiersmen carried through the streets, panic and fear caused by the march of the Paxton Men, and the involvement of area Quakers in the hurried barricading of Philadelphia, set the tone for a provocative look at the changing norms of late 18th century America.
As the French and Indian Wars morph into the American Revolution, we see Quakers losing social status, losing members, losing friends, being imposed upon in many ways. The consequences of following a strict religious program of pacifism were both admirable and foolhardy. The faith of one's fathers was truly tested by fire in this generation.
Highly recommended to all scholars of the American Revolution as well as to those interested in Quaker history.