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. Yokemates: Female Quaker Companionship in the British Atlantic World

Amanda E. Herbert

in Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300177404
eISBN:
9780300199253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300177404.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the special spiritual partnerships shared between itinerant Quaker women. Female Quaker preachers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries undertook extensive, dangerous ... More


Quaker Women in Lenape Country: Defining Community on the West New Jersey Frontier

Jean R. Soderlund

in New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814221
eISBN:
9780191851858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814221.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the central role of Quaker women during the years 1675–1710 in developing the first colony founded by members of the Society of Friends in North America. As individuals, women ... More


The Spiritual Journeys of an Abolitionist: Amy Kirby Post, 1802–1889

Nancy A. Hewitt

in Quakers and Abolition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038266
eISBN:
9780252096129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038266.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents an analysis of Amy Kirby Post, an antislavery Quaker who quit her meeting in the mid-1840s to pursue “worldly” efforts to end slavery. It seeks to explore what led an individual ... More


“Without the Consumers of Slave Produce There Would Be No Slaves”: Quaker Women, Antislavery Activism, and Free-Labor Cotton Dress in the 1850s

Anna Vaughan Kett

in Quakers and Abolition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038266
eISBN:
9780252096129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038266.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which dress can be used as a powerful interpretative tool in understanding how the Quaker family, and especially women, engaged with antislavery activism in the ... More


The Early Years, 1836–42

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

The origin of the Colored Orphan Asylum (COA) has several versions, influenced by the passage of time, boastful pride, and marketing objectives. An original version noted that in 1834 two Quaker ... More


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