Quakers and the American Family: British Settlement in the Delaware Valley by Barry LevyQuakers and the American Family: British Settlement in the Delaware Valley by Barry Levy

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

byBarry Levy

Paperback | March 1, 1992

Pricing and Purchase Info

$30.97 online 
$61.95 list price save 50%
Earn 155 plum® points
Quantity:

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This brilliant study shows the pivotal role the Quakers played in the origins and development of America's family ideology. Levy argues that the Quakers brought a new vision of family and social life to America--one that contrasted sharply with the harsh, formal world of the New EnglandPuritans. The Quakers stressed affection, friendship and hospitality, the importance of women in the home, and the value of self-disciplined, non-coercive childrearing. This book explains how and why the Quakers have had such a profound cultural impact on America and what the Quakers' experiencewith their own radical family system tells us about American families.
Barry Levy is at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Loading
Title:Quakers and the American Family: British Settlement in the Delaware ValleyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.27 × 5.51 × 1.1 inPublished:March 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195049764

ISBN - 13:9780195049763

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Levy's arguments should interest students of the histories of women, the family, and American religion."--Religious Studies Review