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Quakers and Abolition

Quakers and Abolition, a book just released by the University of Illinois Press, includes essays by Ellen Ross (Religion), J. William Frost, (Professor Emeritus) and Christopher Densmore (Friends Historical Library). The book was edited by Geoffrey Planck (Swarthmore graduate) and Brycchan Carey, with an acknowledgement to the Cooper Foundation for its support of the 2010 Quakers and Slavery Conference.



One response to “Quakers and Abolition”

  1. I’ve read the book and it opened up my eyes on how dire slavery was before. I have never expected it to be enlightening, yes, there are things I knew about slavery right before I read the book, don’t get me wrong, but after reading Quakers and Abolition, all of that knowledge has reached another level and it gave me a better understanding on the situation of slavery before.