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Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

A. Glenn Crothers


This book explores the experience of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in northern Virginia between the 1730s and 1865. The spiritual convictions of this religious minority, particularly the belief in a divine spark within all people, committed them to non-violence, gendered spiritual equality, and (after the American Revolution) antislavery. These principles, along with their distinctive dress, speech, behavior, and marriage patterns, made Friends dissenters within eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Virginia, where white residents embraced slavery and a violent honor code. Friends faced intens ... More

Keywords: Quakers, Society of Friends, Religious dissenters, Colonial and Revolutionary Virginia, Antebellum Virginia, Non-violence, Antislavery, Gender equality, Means and ends, Migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813039732
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813039732.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. Glenn Crothers, author