"Rememb'ring Our Time and Work is the Lords": The Experiences of Quakers on the Eighteenth-century Pennsylvania Frontier

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Susquehanna University Press, 2005 - 251 páginas
Pennsylvania's role in the development of American culture and society has received an increasing amount of attention in the past two decades, as the tercentenary celebrations of the founding of the province led to a reexamination of the colony and state's contributions to the ethnic and religious diversity of modern America. With increasing pluralism, however, the religious group that was most prominent in the establishment of the province - the Society of Friends, or Quakers - declined in its impact and importance.

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Introduction The Origins of Exeter Monthly Meeting
3
A Land of Diversity and Contention The Religious Environment of Eighteenth Century Berks County Pennsylvania
16
Maintaining Ye Establishd Order Amongst Us Religious Discipline and Exeter Monthly Meeting
35
War and the Frontier Friends Exeter Monthly Meeting and the Seven Years War
52
A Crisis of Allegiance Berks County Quakers and the War for Independence
65
The Quaker Ethic The Economic Activity of Berks County Quakers
80
A Restless Desire Geographic Mobility and Exeter Friends
100
To Start Instructing Young Friends at the Tenderest Age The Concern for the Education of Youth
116
Men and Women of High Morals Exeter Monthly Meeting and the Outside World
138
Conclusion The Contraction and Decline of Exeter Monthly Meeting
153
Leaders of Exeter Monthly Meeting 17251789
161
Exeter Monthly Meeting Membership List 1750
164
Exeter Monthly Meeting Membership List 1775
167
Notes
172
Bibliography
199
Index
229

Said Slave Be Suitable for Liberty The Abolition of Slavery and Exeter Monthly Meeting
126

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Página 112 - American social development has been continually beginning over again on the frontier. This perennial rebirth, this fluidity of American life, this expansion westward with its new opportunities, its continuous touch with the simplicity of primitive society, furnish the forces dominating American character. ... In this advance, the frontier is the outer edge of the wave—the meeting point between savagery and civilization.
Página 216 - The Ancient Testimony and Principles of the People Called Quakers, renewed, with Respect to the King and Government; and Touching the Commotions now prevailing in these and other Parts of America, Addressed to the People in General. Philadelphia:
Página 128 - all parents to teach their children "to read the Scriptures and to write by the time they attain twelve years of age,
Página 75 - This night we expect an attack, truly alarming is our situation. The people exclaim against the Quakers, & some are scarce restrained from burning the Houses of those few who are in this Town.
Página 78 - against every usurpation of power and authority, in opposition to the laws and government, and against all combinations, insurrections, conspiracies and illegal assemblies.
Página 112 - In this advance, the frontier is the outer edge of the wave—the meeting point between savagery and civilization.
Página 28 - in my household I have those who hold to the Roman, to the Lutheran, to the Calvinist, to the Anabaptist, and to the Anglican church, and only one Quaker.

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