Slavery And The Meetinghouse: The Quakers And The Abolitionist Dilemma, 1820-1865

Hardcover | March 28, 2007

byRyan P. Jordan

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Ryan P. Jordan explores the limits of religious dissent in antebellum America, and reminds us of the difficulties facing reformers who tried peacefully to end slavery. In the years before the Civil War, the Society of Friends opposed the abolitionist campaign for an immediate end to slavery and considered abolitionists within the church as heterodox radicals seeking to destroy civil and religious liberty. In response, many Quaker abolitionists began to build "comeouter" institutions where social and legal inequalities could be freely discussed, and where church members could fuse religious worship with social activism. The conflict between the Quakers and the Abolitionists highlights the dilemma of liberal religion within a slaveholding republic.

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Ryan P. Jordan explores the limits of religious dissent in antebellum America, and reminds us of the difficulties facing reformers who tried peacefully to end slavery. In the years before the Civil War, the Society of Friends opposed the abolitionist campaign for an immediate end to slavery and considered abolitionists within the churc...

Ryan P. Jordan is Visiting Assistant Professor at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.79 inPublished:March 28, 2007Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253348609

ISBN - 13:9780253348609

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Quakers, Slavery, and the "Peaceable Kingdom"
1. Quaker Gradualists and the Challenge of Abolitionism
2. Slavery, Religious Liberty, and the "Political" Abolitionism of the Indiana Anti-Slavery Friends
3. Friends and the "Children of Africa": Quaker Abolitionists Confront the Negro Pew
4. "Progressive" Friends and the Government of God
5. Quaker Pacifism and Civil Disobedience in the Antebellum Period
Conclusion: "Fighting Quakers," Abolitionists, and the Civil War

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"Impressive. As someone who has worked with most of the materials Jordan has used, I am struck by his thorough, thoughtful, and incisive use of them. The prose is smooth, even, and readable. I do not agree with all of his conclusions, but he argues his case well and raises questions about Quakers and anti-slavery that are a major contribution to American religious and reform history." -Thomas A. Hamm, Earlham College