John Woolman's Path to the Peaceable Kingdom

Drawing on the diaries of contemporaries, personal correspondence, the minutes of Quaker meetings, business and probate records, pamphlets, and other sources, this book shows that Woolman and his neighbors were far more engaged with the problems of inequality, trade, and warfare than previously understood.

John Woolman's Path to the Peaceable Kingdom
A Quaker in the British Empire

Geoffrey Plank

2012 | 304 pages | Cloth $39.95
American History | Biography
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Past Ages: History
2. Deserts and Lonely Places: Social Diversion and Solitary Meditation
3. More Than Was Required: Quaker Meetings
4. The Road to Large Business: Family and Work
5. A Dark Gloominess Hanging over the Land: Slavery
6. Men in Military Posture: The Seven Years' War
7. Not in Words Only: Conspicuous Instructive Behavior
8. The Deep: Crossing the Sea
9. A Messenger Sent from the Almighty: England and Death
Epilogue

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments