Recent Scholarship in Quaker History
Acres of Quakers : an
Architectural & Cultural History of
An architectural and cultural study of all the buildings identified in Breou's Farm Maps of Chester County, 1883. The majority of these farms were owned by Quakers.
Angell, Stephen W. "
Angell, Stephen W.
"Quaker Women in
Bacon, Margaret Hope. But
One Race : the Life of Robert Purvis.
Barnett, Paul W. (Paul Wright).
The Quaker Preacher : a Compilation of the Life History and Travel to
Benfey, Theodor. "A Young Mendenhall in an Abolitionist Family: Learning Songs from Sojourner Truth and Listening to Frederick Douglass." The Southern Friend 28.2 (2006), 18-29.
Bernet, Claus. "Corder
Catchpool (1883-1952): A Life Between
Besse, Joseph. Sufferings of
"Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Isle of Wight,
Facsimile of part of edition originally published as: A Collection of
the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers.
Blackburn, Fred M. The
Wetherills : Friends of
"Following in the wake of what one noted scientist called "transients who neither revered nor cared for the ruins as symbols of the past," the Wetherill family became the earliest students of Mesa Verde. Their careful excavations and record-keeping helped preserve key information, leading to a deeper understanding of the people who built and occupied the cliff dwellings. As devout Quakers, they felt they were predestined to protect the prehistoric sites from wanton destruction - a role that would not be assumed by the government or other major institutions until years later. Based on decades of meticulous research, author Fred Blackburn sets the record straight on these early protectors of Mesa Verde. Book jacket."--Book jacket.
Benjamin Kite Wetherill served as Indian agent to the Osage. His sons discovered Mesa Verde.
Briggs, Benjamin. "Set Thy
House in Order: George C. Mendenhall's New Order of
Calvert Jane E.. "The Quaker Theory of a Civil Constitution." History of Political Thought 27.4 (2006), pages 586-619.
Calvert Jane E. "A Virtual Repeal: Political Obligation and Civil Dissent in Quaker Thought," Quaker Religious Thought, nos. 106/107 (Nov. 2006), p. 68-79.
Carroll, Kenneth L. "American
Quakerism's 350th Birthday: A Look at its
Chong, Chi-sok. Ham Sokhon's
Pacifism and the Reunification of
Foreword by Ben Pink Dandelion.
Ham Sokhon (Ham Sŏk-hŏn) is a Quaker.
Friendly Americans : Representing Quakers in the
Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, representations of Quakers---like the Quaker Oats man---were perennially popular, on oatmeal canisters and throughout popular culture. In this dissertation, I examine popular representations of Quakers---in jokes, popular magazines, novels, images, advertising and other media---from 1850 to 1920. I also consider, where possible, Friends' reactions to these depictions. During this period, popular representations of Friends typically evidence a longing for the devout distinctiveness Friends were imagined to possess---evidenced by their plain dress, plain speech, and well-known restrictions against dishonesty and oath-swearing. The traditional and visible testimonies of Friends were quickly changing during the latter half of the nineteenth century. This evolution seemed to quicken the broader population's desire to retain and refashion a plain-dressed, old-fashioned representative of a national purity, piety, and unity that never existed. The most striking features of Quakers depicted in nineteenth century literatures and images center around the following categories: plain speech, abolitionism and women's rights, pacifism and war, plain dress (in the form of the Quaker bonnet), and the (in)famous Quaker Oats man. --From the author's abstract.
Thesis (Ph.D.) --
Connerley, Jennifer L. "Quaker Bonnets and the Erotic Feminine in American Popular Culture." Material Religion 2.2 (July 2006), 174-203.
John Corsellis is a Quaker.
Crawford, Michael J. "'The Small Black Boy At My Right Hand is Christ': George Walton and Friends' Manumission of Slaves in Revolutionary-Era North Carolina." The Southern Friend 28.2 (2006), 3-17.
Curtis, Bruce. "Joseph
Dandelion, Pink. An
Introduction to Quakerism.
This is the first comprehensive introduction to Quakerism which balances a history of the theology of the Quakers or Friends with an overview of present day practice. It charts the growth of the Quaker movement through the 1650s and 1660s, its different theological emphasis in the eighteenth century, and the schisms of the nineteenth century which resulted in the range of Quaker traditions found around the world today. The book focuses in particular on notions of 'endtime,' 'spiritual intimacy', and what counts as 'the world' as key areas of theological change.
Davis, Mary Jane
Schrader.Some Descendants of Jacob
Schreter/Schrader, Jacob Gilbert, Thomas Walton, Isaac T. Tyson. Mary
Jane Schrader Davis [and] Bill Davis.
Many members of these families were Quakers; there was an association
Donawerth, Jane. "Women's
Reading Practices in Seventeenth-Century
Frederick, Margaretta S. "A
Quaker Collects: Joseph Whitwell Pease of
Gwyn, Douglas. The Covenant
Crucified : Quakers and the Rise of Capitalism.
Reprinted with minor amendments.
"Reprint of this searching study of changes in early Quakerism that still have repercussions. A call to Quakers today to recover a sense of covenant for the journey ahead" -- Publisher's description.
Hawkins, John. "George Keith, Enthusiast and Apostate," The Friends Quarterly, Vol. 35, no. 6 (April 2007), p. 273-278.
Hazard, James E. (James
Edgerton). Quaker Records : Abington Monthly Meeting.
Hazard, James E. (James
Edgerton). Quaker Records :
Healey, Robynne Rogers. From
Quaker to Upper Canadian : Faith and Community Among
Hennessey, Michael. "George Fox, Jesus and the Society of Friends," The Friends Quarterly, Vol. 35, no. 6 (April 2007), p. 278-282.
Janney, Paulena Stevens. The Civil War Period Journals of Paulena Stevens Janney, 1859-1866, edited and annotated by Christie Hill Russell.
Paulena (Stevens) Janney was an
eighteen-year-old Quaker bride when she began writing journals spanning the
years 1859-1866. She recorded daily life in the rural
Kamil, Neil. "Fragments of
Huguenot-Quaker Convergence in
Fortress of the Soul : Violence, Metaphysics, and Material Life in the
Lapsansky-Werner, Emma. "Toward Justice: Quaker Influences in American Democracy -- a Response." Quaker Religious Thought, nos. 106/107 (Nov. 2006), p. 80-83.
Mack, Phillis. "Religion, Feminism and the Problem of Agency : Reflections on Eighteenth-Century Quakerism," p. 434-459 in Women, Gender, and Enlightenment edited by Sarah Knott and Barbara Taylor, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
"Eighteenth-century Pennsylvanians killed and abused each other at a pace
that outstripped most of their English and American contemporaries and rivaled
some of the worst crime rates in the following 200 years. They victimized their
kin and neighbors as well as their enemies and rivals, and the powerful as well
as the weak. And yet the land they populated was captioned the "Holy
Experiment," renowned as the "best poor man's country on earth," and
memorialized as the "
Matthews, David. "Quaker Shillings." The Journal of the Friends Historical Society 61.1 (2006), 54-57.
Milliken, Katherine. Quakers in Nature : the Vaux Family's Photographs of Mountains and Glaciers. 2005.
This project is an investigation into the Vaux family's landscape images
and the cultural and idiosyncratic elements that informed their vision of nature
as a sublime wilderness. My study examines the role of the Quaker faith, Purist
photography practice, and tourism contexts in shaping their perception and, by
extension, photographic depiction of the glaciers and
Thesis (M. A.)--
Moore, R. "Late Seventeenth-Century Quakerism and the Miraculous: a New Look at George Fox's 'Book of Miracles.'" Studies in Church History 41 (2005), 335-344.
Moretta, John. William Penn
and the Quaker Legacy.
"John A. Moretta's biography of
William Penn follows the Quaker leader as he carries out his progressive and
radical 'holy experiment' in the wilderness of the
Morrison, Ross I. Quakers :
Origins, Families and Beliefs in
Nicholas, Mark A. "A Little
School, a Reservation Divided: Quaker Education and Allegany Seneca Leadership
in the Early
Nieuwerth, Kees and Fritz
Renken. "A Plea for Freedom of Religion: William Penn and Friends in
Texts. Edited by David Bebbington with
Kenneth Dix and Alan Ruston.
A topical presentation of
nonconformist writings of nineteenth century
Includes many Quaker selections.
France Juliard Pruitt is a Quaker.
Punshon, John. Portrait in
Grey : a Short History of the Quakers.
Second edition published September 2006 by Quaker Books.
Reynolds, Amy. "Through the Eyes of the Abolitionists: Free Association and Anti-Slavery Expression." Communication Law and Policy 11.3 (Summer 2006), 449-476.
Rycenga, Jennifer. "A Greater Awakening: Women's Intellect as a Factor in Early Abolitionist Movements, 1824-1834." Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 21.2 (2005), 31-59.
Sayers, Stephen. "James Nayler:
Smolenski, John. "From Men of
Property to Just Men: Deference, Masculinity, and the Evolution of Political
Discourse in Early
Stewart, Althea. "Good Quaker Women, Tearful Sentimental Spectators, Readers, and Auditors." Prose Studies 29.1 (2007), 73-85.
Tarter, Michele Lise. "'Varied
Trials, Dippings, and Strippings' : Quaker Women's Irresistible Call to the
Early South," p. 80-93 in Feminist Interventions in Early American Studies,
edited by Mary C. Carruth.
Charitable Hatred : Tolerance and Intolerance in
"Charitable Hatred offers a
challenging new perspective on religious tolerance and intolerance in early
Jonathan Wright Plummer, an Illinois Quaker businessman and
philanthropist, was a founder of the Friends'
Wirth, Thomas. "So Many Things
for His Profit and for His Pleasure: British and Colonial Naturalists Respond to
an Enlightenment Creed, 1727–1777,"
Wright, Sheila. "Town and
Country: Living as a Friend in Urban and Rural