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William Penn and the Quaker Legacy

ISBN-10: 0321163923
ISBN-13: 9780321163929
Edition: 2007
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Description: "As the leader of one of the most progressive religious sects to emerge from England, William Penn envisioned Pennsylvania as an example of how a God-inspired society could succeed in the wilderness of North America. " However, once in the New  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.60
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

"As the leader of one of the most progressive religious sects to emerge from England, William Penn envisioned Pennsylvania as an example of how a God-inspired society could succeed in the wilderness of North America. " However, once in the New World, Quakers pursued both wealth and power, proving that even the most devout could not resist the temptations of the New World. Despite this moral struggle, Pennsylvania, succeeded beyond anyone's imagination. By Penn's death in 1718, Pennsylvania was well on its way to becoming the most commercially successful colonial enterprise in English history. "This new addition to the Library of American Biography Series vividly follows Penn from his time in England, the son of a revered war hero, to his controversial conversion to the Quaker faith, to the realization of his dream: the holy experiment, Pennsylvania. " "Quaker, Pennsylvania, American colonies, William Penn. " United States Survey 1, Upper-level colonial history courses

Mark C. Carnes is Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Editor's Preface
Author's Preface
Acknowledgments
"Gold to Me Is Dirt"
"Hellish Darkness and Debauchery"
"I Owe My Conscience to No Mortal Man"
"I Matter Not Your Fetters"
"A Larger Imprisonment Has Not Daunted Me"
"Bless and Make It the Seed of a Nation"
"As Fit a Man as Any in Europe to Plant a Country"
"Not to Devour and Destroy One Another"
"Another Face than I Left Them"
"I Am a Man of Sorrows"
"God Is God, and Good"
"This Licentious Wilderness"
"A Soure Temper'd People"
Epilogue and Legacy
Study and Discussion Questions
Notes on the Sources
Index

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