A people among peoples : Quaker benevolence in eighteenth-century America / Sydney V. James.

Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1963.

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Other Title Quaker benevolence in eighteenth-century America.
Subjects Charité
Quakers -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 18e siècle.
Society of Friends -- Charities.
Society of Friends.
Description xv, 405 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1963.
Notes Includes index.
Bibliographical references included in "Sources" and "Notes" (pages 337-397).
Contents The Quaker religious fellowship in the American colonies -- The rise and progress of "charity" among the people called Quakers -- Mutual aid in the monthly meeting -- Charity in education -- Charity among meetings -- Charity to neighbors outside the membership -- Charity and the Negro slave -- The victory of abolitionist principles among Friends -- Government, benevolence, and the Quaker revival -- Coping with the crisis of 1755 -- Private societies to do good -- Justice to the Negro -- American Quakers and social service during the Revolution -- The Society of Friends in post-Revolutionary America -- The first flowering of humanitarian concerns -- Humanitarianism among Friends.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)386895
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities James, Sydney V., 1929-1993.
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