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Meeting House and Counting House: The Quaker Merchants of Colonial Philadelphia, 1682-1763 (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia)

Meeting House and Counting House: The Quaker Merchants of Colonial Philadelphia, 1682-1763 (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780807868430
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date: Nov 01, 2011
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 306 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.79 x 9.25 x 5.75 inches

Overview

The "holy experiment" of the Quakers involved political hegemony and economic wealth. Gradually the Quakers realized that they had become involved in the compromises fatal to the spiritual integrity of the Society of Friends itself. The political crisis of 1756 hastened this realization, and the Quaker merchants abandoned the outward plantations and turned again to the plantations within.

Originally published 1948.

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