Quakers and the American Family

Quakers and the American Family : British Settlement in the Delaware Valley

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This book examines the transplantation of English Quakers to the Delaware Valley of North America from the mid-seventeenth to mid-eighteenth centuries. It is especially concerned with the positive effect that Quaker values and virtues had upon America - in particular the emphasis on a vision of family and social life that stressed affection, and hospitality. It was this enjoyment of domestic happiness that represented the Quakers' principal legacy to nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. Students of American history.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 149.86 x 210.82 x 40.64mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 10 halftones, 1 map
  • 0195049756
  • 9780195049756

About Barry Levy

About the Author Barry Levy is currently Assistant Professor of History at Case-Western Reserve University. In 1988, he will take up a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.show more

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