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New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650-1800

Michele Lise Tarter and Catie Gill


There has never been an interdisciplinary collection of essays that focuses specifically on the women of the Quaker movement—their experiences and their voices, their bodies and their texts. This book, an essential addition to the studies of Quakerism, religion, and gender, offers groundbreaking archival research and analysis about women Friends that ranges from the movement’s British origins to early American revolutions. The fourteen contributors illuminate the issues and challenges early Quaker women faced, addressing such varied topics as the feminization of religion; dissent and identity; ... More

Keywords: Quaker theology, pamphleteering, endogamy, Spiritual Mother, manuscript culture, prophecy, itinerant minister, transatlantic, Quaker schools, slavery, Lenape Indians, stock characters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814221
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814221.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele Lise Tarter, editor
Professor of English, The College of New Jersey

Catie Gill, editor
Lecturer in Early Modern Writing, Loughborough University

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