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Quakers & the Political Process

An exhibit, July to Dec. 2000


Quakers & the Political Process
Overview & Introduction
Who are the Quakers?
History, Beliefs & Testimonies
Quaker West New Jersey
Democracy in 1677
Penn's Holy Experiment
Seed of a Nation
Quaker Political Contribution
From Governance to Advocacy
Quaker Presidents
Hoover & Nixon

Links Pages
Bibliography
Archives

Exhibit 2000 Working Group
Support and Outreach Committee


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Links

These are a few links that were gathered in a search of the web for certain places, events and individuals.

Past

Misc Quaker Connections

Early Quaker History - on Thorn site
Quakers around Shoreditch, London
Abington Friends School - History
William Penn, America's First Great Champion for Liberty and Peace
Lucretia Mott - Memo on herself
War in the Social Order: the Great War and the Liberalization of American Quakerism
Twentieth Century Organizations Founded By Individual Quakers or Groups of Quakers or Quakers in Other Groups

Constitutional precedence

United States, history of; The middle colonies (1624-1704)

New Jersey

A Brief History Of The Channel Islands (>>> NJ)
New Jersey constitutions and other documents
Right of Government (West New Jersey), 1681
The Fundamental Constitutions for the Province of East New Jersey in America, Anno Domini 1683

Pennsylvania

1st pg. of Penn's Frame of Government (image)
Frame of Government of Pennsylvania - February 2, 1683
William Penn: Frame of Government of Pennsylvania, 1682
Frame of Government of Pennsylvania - 1696

Religious liberty & liberty of conscience

A Testimony for Truth Against All Hireling-Priests and Deceivers
Judith Boulbie 1655
1658 Introduction to The Great Mystery
1659 To the Parliament - Isaac Penington
The Flushing Remonstrance of 1658
1670 The Tryal of Wm. Penn and Wm. Mead, for Causing a Tumult, 1670.
John Locke [re: a "Letter Concerning Toleration," 1689]
1689, Letter Concerning Toleration

Peace Testimony

George Fox, 1652 - I told them I lived ...
1660, A Declaration from the harmless and innocent people of God, called Quakers
Responses to War, General Bibliography

Women's Rights

Women of History 1770-1870
Matilda Joslyn Gage Website: Links
National Women's Hall of Fame (in Seneca Falls)
The Women of The Hall - Lucretia Mott
The Women of The Hall - Sojourner Truth (Quaker)
Women's History Organizations and Museums
TWUMOO Inaugural--A Seneca Falls Sesquicentennial Event
The Seneca Falls Convention (Reason): American Treasures of the Library of Congress

Slavery/Abolition

Why did the Society of Friends take the lead in the antislavery movement?
African American Odyssey (incl Benj. Lay)
Exhibition Object List (African American Odyssey, Library of Congress Exhibition)
Special Report - Black History Month (R.I.)
Moses Brown; born 1738 and died 1832
Pennsylvania - An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.
Pa. 1780 - An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery.
African American Journey: Underground Railroad
1783 - British Quakers petition against the slave trade

American Indians

Ethnohistory Archives: The Miami Collection
Ethnohistory Archives: The Miami Collection
The Friends of Bolton Mansion, Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
The Friends of Bolton Mansion: Dating the Structure
Evans Finding Aid Project [Special Collections, Haverford]
Pemberton Family Papers, 1741-1789
The Nonresistant Christians Response to the French and Indian War

Politics - Penna.

Pemberton family

Browse P for Historical Society of Western Penna.
Manor Township, from A History of Lancaster Co.
Library Review: A Window to the Past
Incl. minutes of the "Conferences between the Six Nations and the Quakers, 1756"
Paper Money, 1723-1756
Purpose of the Biographical Dictionary
The Friends of Bolton Mansion: Dating the Structure
Evans Finding Aid Project [Special Collections, Haverford]
Pemberton Family Papers, 1741-1789
The Friends of Bolton Mansion, Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Politics - N.J.

Politics - U.S.

Encyclopedia Americana: Herbert Hoover
Encyclopedia Americana: Richard M. Nixon
Larry Ingle: "Richard Nixon, Exemplary 20th Century Quaker"
Chuck Fager, review of Jonathan Aitken's Nixon: A Life.

Present

Friends Committee to Abolish the Death Penalty
Peaceweb (mostly 1997-98, incl Kosovo Spr. '99)
American Friends Service Committee
Quaker United Nations Office - New York
Quaker United Nations Office - Geneva
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
QUNO - about (links to other pages)
Friends Committee on National Legislation, FCNL

to explore further (links onward, etc.)

The Vietnam War--Web Links

Resources

Web Home of the Biographical Dictionary
Religion and Society (section on Quakers and Social Reform)


 

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