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Carey, Brycchan, 1967-
From peace to freedom : Quaker rhetoric and the birth of American antislavery, 1657-1761 / Brycchan Carey
Alternate Title Quaker rhetoric and the birth of American antislavery, 1657-1761
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HT917.F74 C37 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Slavery and the church -- Society of Friends -- History -- 18th century
Quaker abolitionists -- History -- 18th century
Subject Society of Friends -- History -- 18th century
Subject(s) Antislavery movements -- History -- 18th century
Physical Description xi, 257 p. ; 25 cm
Summary "In the first book to investigate in detail the origins of antislavery thought and rhetoric within the Society of Friends, Brycchan Carey shows how the Quakers turned against slavery in the first half of the eighteenth century and became the first organization to take a stand against the slave trade.Through meticulous examination of the earliest writings of the Friends, including journals and letters, Carey reveals the society's gradual transition from expressing doubt about slavery to adamant opposition. He shows that while progression toward this stance was ongoing, it was slow and uneven and that it was vigorous internal debate and discussion that ultimately led to a call for abolition. His book will be a major contribution to the history of the rhetoric of antislavery and the development of antislavery thought as explicated in early Quaker writing"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-247) and index

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