The Quakers in America

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Price
$132.00
Publisher
Columbia University Press
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Pages
304
Dimensions
6.31 X 0.88 X 9.27 inches | 1.19 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780231123624

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About the Author
Thomas D. Hamm is archivist for the Friends Collection and professor of history at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. This is his fourth book on Quakerism.
Reviews
Tom Hamm's latest book furthers his valuable contributions as a leading Quaker historian.... It would be a valuable addition to the library of any meeting unafraid to countenance the wider family of Friends today.--Doug Gwyn "Quaker Life "
This book is both readable and scholarly...which would be just right for those wanting to know more about the how, why and what of American Friends today. It would also be an excellent introduction for anyone interested in more serious research.--Eileen M. Fowler "The Friend "
Hamm has an established reputation for clear expository writing, always well grounded in sources and characterized by judicious conclusions.--H. Larry Ingle "The Journal of American History "
This is an exceptional book. It is simply one of the best books ever written about American Quakerism - high praise indeed, but deserved... This reviewer commends Hamm for producing a remarkable guide book to the maze that is contemporary Quakerism.--Steven Jay White "The Historian "
The Quakers in America presents a concise, highly readable account of American Quakerism toady. From the first pages Hamm draws the reader into the text... Hamm's work, part of the Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series, offers a concise and engaging introduction to Quaker history and to Quakerism today.--Elizabeth De Wolfe "Nova Religio "
Worth reading by anyone seeking knowledge of religion in the contemporary United States.--Peter W. Williams "Indiana Magazine of History "
With its broad approach to the topic, this scholarly yet readable book deserves careful reading by anyone interested in Quakerism.--Library Journal
Thomas D. Hamm's immensely valuable book presents the ongoing complexity of this unusually potent sect with maximal clarity.--Booklist
[A]n eye opening book... [that] describes the history of Quakerism in America from 1640 to the present and introduces the reader to such prominent Quakers as William Penn and John Woolman. It also describes some of the schisms that have taken place in Quaker beliefs and practices that resulted in the current divisions of Quaker organizations.--Wilmington News- Journal
The Quakers in America is a welcome update...Hamm manages impressive breadth, as well as surprising depth.--Journal of Religion