The Evolution of a Quaker Community: Middletown Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1750-1850

The Evolution of a Quaker Community: Middletown Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1750-1850

By: Martha Paxson Grundy (author)Hardback

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Description

There is a troublesome dilemma facing believers in a variety of minority religions and sects: how to resolve the demands of their faith and yet participate in the larger community. This book explores that dilemma by a micro-study of one congregation (monthly meeting) and the seventeen surname families that were part of that meeting for one hundred years. By looking at a single meeting and a group of discrete families, there is a sense of both forward movement and reluctance to change.

About Author

Martha Paxson Grundy, an independent scholar, earned her Ph.D. in History from Case Western Reserve University.

Contents

Note on Middletown Meeting House; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface by Thomas D. Hamm; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Setting the Scene; 3. Tightening the Discipline; 4. Antislavery; 5. War; 6. Changing Economic Views; 7. Evangelicalism; 8. Separation; 9. Politics, Reform, and Further Accommodation; 10. Data Set, Meetings, and Township in 1850; 11. Conclusions; Appendices 1 - 5; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773455689
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780773455689
  • ISBN10: 077345568X

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