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They stressed the importance of women in the home, and of self-disciplined, non-coercive childrearing. _____ This book explains how and why the Quakers' had such a profound cultural impact (and why more so in Pennsylvania and America than ...

Author: Amherst Barry Levy Assistant Professor of History University of Massachusetts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198021674

Category: History

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Americans have an unusually strong family ideology. We believe that morally self-sufficient nuclear households must serve as the foundation of a republican society. In this brilliant history, Barry Levy traces this contemporary view of family life all the way back to the Quakers. _____ Levy argues that the Quakers brought a new vision of family and social life to America--one that contrasted sharply with the harsh, formal world of the Puritans in New England. The Quaker emphasis was on affection, friendship and hospitality. They stressed the importance of women in the home, and of self-disciplined, non-coercive childrearing. _____ This book explains how and why the Quakers' had such a profound cultural impact (and why more so in Pennsylvania and America than in England); and what the Quakers' experience with their own radical family system can tell us about American family ideology. ______ Who were the Northwest British Quakers and why did their family system so impress English, French, and New England reformers--Voltaire, Crevecouer, Brissot, Emerson, George Bancroft, Lydia Maria Child, and Lousia May Alcott, to name just a few? To answer this question, Levy tells the story of a large group of Quaker farmers from their development of a new family and communal life in England in the 1650s to their emigration and experience in Pennsylvania between 1681 and 1790. The book is thus simultaneously a trans-Atlantic community study of the migration and transplantation of ordinary British peoples in the tradition of Sumner Chilton Powell's Puritan Village; the story of the formation and development of a major Anglo-American faith; and an exploration of the origins of American family ideology.

Families, Staff, and Patients at the Friends Asylum in Early Nineteenth-century Philadelphia Patricia D'Antonio ... For details on the philosophy behind the Quaker family structure , see Levy's Quakers and the American Family , 3-22 ...

Author: Patricia D'Antonio

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 0934223823

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Founding Friends is a history of day-to-day life inside the Friends Asylum for the Insane in early nineteenth-century Philadelphia. It uses an extraordinarily rich data source: the daily diaries that the Asylum's lay superintendents kept between 1814 and 1850. In their diaries, these men wrote about their own and their attendant staff's work. They also write about their patients: their conditions, the moral remedies applied, the medical prescriptions ordered by consulting physicians, the reasons for chosen treatments, and the responses of patients and staff to the particular interventions. The Asylum's lay superintendents also wrote with unusual candor and detail about their own and their attendant staff's feelings: about the joys and the frustrations of working daily with insane patients. These diaries offer a new perspective on institutional life. This book shows how intricate negotiations and shifting alliances among families, communities, patients, and staff emerge as the most compelling determinants of an institution's changing form and function.

It is also implicit in Levy's Quakers and the American Family. In Albion's Seed, Fischer pays no attention to the varieties of Quaker migration and distinctions that developed among local communities in the processes of their settlement ...

Author: Alan Tully

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421436005

Category: History

Page: 586

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"—Michael Zuckerman, University of Pennsylvania.
2019-12-01 By Alan Tully

In: Barry Levy, Quakers and the American Family: British Settlement in the Delaware Valley (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988), 72. Levy, Quakers and the American Family, 70–71, 78–80, 85.

Author: Allan C. Carlson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351520485

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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In this paradigm-shifting volume, Allan C. Carlson identifies and examines four distinct cycles of strength or weakness of American family systems. This distinctly American family model includes early and nearly universal marriage, high fertility, close attention to parental responsibilities, complementary gender roles, meaningful intergenerational bonds, and relative stability. Notably, such traits distinguish the "strong" American family system from the "weak" European model (evident since 1700), which involves late marriage, a high proportion of the adult population never married, significantly lower fertility, and more divorces.The author shows that these cycles of strength and weakness have occurred, until recently, in remarkably consistent fifty-year swings in the United States since colonial times. The book's chapters are organized around these 50-year time frames. There have been four family cycles of strength and decline since 1630, each one lasting about one hundred years. The author argues that fluctuations within this cyclical model derive from intellectual, economic, cultural, and religious influences, which he explores in detail, and supports with considerable evidence.
2017-07-05 By Allan C. Carlson

For the history of the Quaker family, see J. William Frost, The Quaker Family in Colonial America: A Portrait of the Society of Friends (New York: St. Martin's, 1973); and Barry Levy, Quakers and the American Family: British Settlement ...

Author: Thomas D. Hamm

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231123631

Category: Religion

Page: 293

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The Quakers in America is a multifaceted history of the Religious Society of Friends and a fascinating study of its culture and controversies today. Lively vignettes of Conservative, Evangelical, Friends General Conference, and Friends United meetings illuminate basic Quaker theology and reflect the group's diversity while also highlighting the fundamental unity within the religion. Quaker culture encompasses a rich tradition of practice even as believers continue to debate whether Quakerism is necessarily Christian, where religious authority should reside, how one transmits faith to children, and how gender and sexuality shape religious belief and behavior. Praised for its rich insight and wide-ranging perspective, The Quakers in America is a penetrating account of an influential, vibrant, and often misunderstood religious sect. Known best for their long-standing commitment to social activism, pacifism, fair treatment for Native Americans, and equality for women, the Quakers have influenced American thought and society far out of proportion to their relatively small numbers. Whether in the foreign policy arena (the American Friends Service Committee), in education (the Friends schools), or in the arts (prominent Quakers profiled in this book include James Turrell, Bonnie Raitt, and James Michener), Quakers have left a lasting imprint on American life. This multifaceted book is a concise history of the Religious Society of Friends; an introduction to its beliefs and practices; and a vivid picture of the culture and controversies of the Friends today. The book opens with lively vignettes of Conservative, Evangelical, Friends General Conference, and Friends United meetings that illuminate basic Quaker concepts and theology and reflect the group's diversity in the wake of the sectarian splintering of the nineteenth century. Yet the book also examines commonalities among American Friends that demonstrate a fundamental unity within the religion: their commitments to worship, the ministry of all believers, decision making based on seeking spiritual consensus rather than voting, a simple lifestyle, and education. Thomas Hamm shows that Quaker culture encompasses a rich tradition of practice even as believers continue to debate a number of central questions: Is Quakerism necessarily Christian? Where should religious authority reside? Is the self sacred? How does one transmit faith to children? How do gender and sexuality shape religious belief and behavior? Hamm's analysis of these debates reveals a vital religion that prizes both unity and diversity.
2006-08 By Thomas D. Hamm

Levy, Quakers and the American Family, pp. 3–22. Ibid., p. 13. Karin A. Wulf, '“My Dear Liberty”: Quaker Spinsterhood and Female Autonomy in Eighteenth Century Pennsylvania', in Women and Freedom in Early America (New York: New York ...

Author: J. Landes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137366689

Category: History

Page: 252

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This book explores the Society of Friend's Atlantic presence through its creation and use of networks, including intellectual and theological exchange, and through the movement of people. It focuses on the establishment of trans-Atlantic Quaker networks and the crucial role London played in the creation of a Quaker community in the North Atlantic.
2015-06-02 By J. Landes

Saveth , “ American Patrician Class , " p . 26 . CHAPTER II 1. John W. Jordan , ed . , Colonial and ... Richard T. Vann's " Nurture and Conversion in the Early Quaker Family " ( Journal of Marriage and the Family , vol . 31 , no .

Author: Randolph Shipley Klein

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512803556

Category: History

Page: 372

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An expert rendering of a strong kinship system operating for the benefit, advancement, and protection of its members.
2016-11-11 By Randolph Shipley Klein

Barry Levy makes this point when discussing the Quaker family . One wishes there were more double and family portraits of Quakers to draw further comparisons . Levy , Quakers and the American Family ( New York : Oxford University Press ...

Author: Emma Jones Lapsansky

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812236920

Category: Art

Page: 394

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The notion of a uniquely Quaker style in architecture, dress, and domestic interiors is a subject with which scholars have long grappled, since Quakers have traditionally held both an appreciation for high-quality workmanship and a distrust of ostentation. Early Quakers, or members of the Society of Friends, who held "plainness" or "simplicity" as a virtue, were also active consumers of fine material goods. Through an examination of some of the material possessions of Quaker families in America during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries, the contributors to Quaker Aesthetics draw on the methods of art, social, religious, and public historians as well as folklorists to explore how Friends during this period reconciled their material lives with their belief in the value of simplicity. In early America, Quakers dominated the political and social landscape of the Delaware Valley, and, because this region held a position of political and economic strength, the Quakers were tightly connected to the transatlantic economy. Given this vantage, they had easy access to the latest trends in fashion and business. Detailing how Quakers have manufactured, bought, and used such goods as clothing, furniture, and buildings, the essays in Quaker Aesthetics reveal a much more complicated picture than that of a simple people with simple tastes. Instead, the authors show how, despite the high quality of their material lives, the Quakers in the past worked toward the spiritual simplicity they still cherish.
2003-01-26 By Emma Jones Lapsansky

Historians have offered fresh insights into the history of the Quaker family history since The Quaker Family in Colonial America (Frost 1973), but Frost's survey remains important. Quakers and the American Family (Levy 1991) provides ...

Author: C. Wess Daniels

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004365070

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Jon R. Kershner, Robynne Rogers Healey and C. Wess Daniels explore the historiography and contemporary fields of Quaker theology and philosophy, history, and the rise of sociology. Developments within Quaker Studies are compared to external sources and tracked over time.
2018-03-22 By C. Wess Daniels

Barry Levy, Quakers and the American Family: British Settlement in the Delaware Valley (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), 80–82, 130–32; Frost, Quaker Family in ColonialAmerica: A Portrait of the Society ofFriends (New York: St.

Author: Brycchan Carey

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252096129

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This collection of fifteen insightful essays examines the complexity and diversity of Quaker antislavery attitudes across three centuries, from 1658 to 1890. Contributors from a range of disciplines, nations, and faith backgrounds show Quaker's beliefs to be far from monolithic. They often disagreed with one another and the larger antislavery movement about the morality of slaveholding and the best approach to abolition. Not surprisingly, contributors explain, this complicated and evolving antislavery sensibility left behind an equally complicated legacy. While Quaker antislavery was a powerful contemporary influence in both the United States and Europe, present-day scholars pay little substantive attention to the subject. This volume faithfully seeks to correct that oversight, offering accessible yet provocative new insights on a key chapter of religious, political, and cultural history. Contributors include Dee E. Andrews, Kristen Block, Brycchan Carey, Christopher Densmore, Andrew Diemer, J. William Frost, Thomas D. Hamm, Nancy A. Hewitt, Maurice Jackson, Anna Vaughan Kett, Emma Jones Lapsansky-Werner, Gary B. Nash, Geoffrey Plank, Ellen M. Ross, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, James Emmett Ryan, and James Walvin.
2014-03-30 By Brycchan Carey