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William Penn's Odyssey: From Child of Light to Absentee Landlord

RICHARD S. DUNN

in Public Duty and Private Conscience in Seventeenth-Century England: Essays Presented to G.E. Aylmer

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202295
eISBN:
9780191675270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202295.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Richard S. Dunn, the author of this chapter, focuses on William Penn's lifelong effort to translate unconventional and unpopular personal convictions into purposeful and effective public action. He ... More


Three Foundational Documents and Their Indelibility

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter investigates three of the foundational texts of American culture: John Winthrop’s Model of Christian Charity, William Penn’s plan for the city of Philadelphia, and Thomas Jeffersons ... More


Translating Pennsylvania: Visions of Spiritual Community in Promotional Literature

Patrick M. Erben

in A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835579
eISBN:
9781469601342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838198_erben.8
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses promotional literature on Pennsylvania. William Penn and other English Quakers developed the first translingual project of promoting and settling a New World colony. ... More


William Penn in England and America: An Approach to Political Thought in Context

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Chapter 1 provides an introduction to William Penn’s political thought, illuminating the Restoration backdrop of his theorizing on behalf of civil and religious liberty. It surveys the scholarly ... More


Legacy?

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter considers four aspects of William Penn’s legacy in the history of political thought and practice. First, Penn played an important role in the seventeenth-century articulation of ... More


Founding: Theory Meets Practice?

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter traces the relationship between theory and practice in the founding of Pennsylvania (1681–1684). The “theory” that William Penn was attempting to realize in Pennsylvania’s “practice” had ... More


Revolution: William Penn and James II, 1685–1688

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

The accession of James II paved the way for William Penn to play an increasingly prominent political role. Liberty of conscience appeared closer than ever, under a sympathetic king who cultivated ... More


Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Andrew R. Murphy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This book argues that despite widespread scholarly neglect, William Penn (1644–1718) was a sophisticated political thinker who contributed in important ways to the theory and practice of religious ... More


“A Rude Place and an Unpolisht Man”: William Penn and the Nature of Pennsylvania

Simon Finger

in The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448935
eISBN:
9780801464003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448935.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how William Penn's understanding of how to identify and create healthy living spaces guided his approach to settling Pennsylvania and to governing it, setting the stage for ... More


“An Infancy of Government”: Population, Authority, and the Problem of Proprietorship

Simon Finger

in The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448935
eISBN:
9780801464003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448935.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates the problems Penn faced in colonizing Pennsylvania. When he departed the colony in 1684, he was confident that his plan was solid enough and his settlers public-spirited ... More


Plot: Parliament, Popery, and Liberty, 1678–1681

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter explores William Penn’s political thought as it developed during the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis (1678–1681). During these years, Penn became an increasingly prominent member of the ... More


Return: The 1690s

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter explores several aspects of William Penn’s political career during the 1690s: the ongoing difficulties that his colony continued to cause him (including the Keithian schism in ... More


Setting up for Themselves, 1697–1701

Mark G. Hanna

in Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469617947
eISBN:
9781469617961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617947.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the political implications of illicit sea marauding in the British Empire during the period 1697–1701. Beginning in 1692, waves of sea marauders arrived in the North American ... More


Emergence: 1668–1671

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter traces the emergence of William Penn as a national political figure by examining his published writings between 1668 and 1671, in the context of the public upheavals surrounding the ... More


Debut: The Peoples Ancient and Just Liberties

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter argues that the “transcript” of William Penn’s 1670 trial, The peoples ancient and just liberties asserted, represents a sophisticated and substantive work of political theory. Peoples ... More


To “Clear the King’s and Indians’ Title”: Seventeenth-Century Origins of North American Land Cession Treaties

Daniel K. Richter

in Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199391783
eISBN:
9780190213213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391783.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter argues that the distinctive role of land cession treaties in the dispossession of indigenous people in the United States can be traced to historical circumstances in North America and ... More


Treason in Colonial Pennsylvania

Carlton F.W. Larson

in The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190932749
eISBN:
9780190932770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932749.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter provides a summary of treason law in Pennsylvania from the founding of the colony by William Penn in 1682 through the outbreak of the War for Independence. After several halting starts, ... More


From Pilloried Libeller to Government Propagandist

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In his letter of July 12, 1703, to William Penn, Daniel Defoe pointed out that he had been urged by some friends to take advantage of his bail to flee. He apparently thought that he might yet avoid ... More


New Jersey: The First State Court Precedent for Judicial Review

Scott Douglas Gerber

in A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199765874
eISBN:
9780199896875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765874.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

New Jersey is probably best known to students of American constitutional history for the so-called New Jersey Plan. The plan was issued during the Federal Convention of 1787 in response to the ... More


Introduction: William Pen’s Piratical Society

Mark G. Hanna

in Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469617947
eISBN:
9781469617961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617947.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines sea marauding in the Spanish Indies, the southern Pacific, and the Indian Ocean during piracy's Golden Age, that is, before the turn of the eighteenth century. It argues that ... More


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