World Of Trouble: A Philadelphia Quaker Family's Journey Through The American Revolution

byRichard Godbeer

Hardcover | November 26, 2019

World Of Trouble: A Philadelphia Quaker Family's Journey Through The American Revolution by Richard Godbeer
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An intimate account of the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of a Quaker pacifist couple living in Philadelphia

Historian Richard Godbeer presents a richly layered and intimate account of the American Revolution as experienced by a Philadelphia Quaker couple, Elizabeth Drinker and the merchant Henry Drinker, who barely survived the unique perils that Quakers faced during that conflict. Spanning a half-century before, during, and after the war, this gripping narrative illuminates the Revolution’s darker side as pacifist Quakers were vilified, threatened, and in some cases killed as alleged enemies of the revolutionary cause. Amid chaos and danger, the Drinkers tried as best they could to keep their family and faith intact.
 
Through one couple’s story, Godbeer opens a window onto a uniquely turbulent period of American history, uncovers the domestic, social, and religious lives of Quakers in the late eighteenth century, and situates their experience in the context of transatlantic culture and trade. A master storyteller takes his readers on a moving journey they will never forget.
Title:World Of Trouble: A Philadelphia Quaker Family's Journey Through The American RevolutionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:480 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:480 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 inPublished:November 26, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300219989

ISBN - 13:9780300219982

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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