The Quaker community on Barbados : challenging the culture of the planter class / Larry Gragg
- Gragg, Larry Dale, 1950-
- Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- x, 192 pages : map ; 24 cm
- "From darkness to light" : the emergence of the Society of Friends in England -- "A little England" : the development of Barbados as England's most prosperous colony -- "Many people convinced" : establishing the Quaker community on Barbados -- "Amongst them called Quakers in this island" : the people attracted to the Quaker community -- "Kept in the heavenly awe of God" : the creation of a Quaker counter-culture on Barbados -- "Uncharitably pursued and anathematized with words, and execrations, and bitter invectives, by a base sort of phanatick people, commonly termed Quakers" : the Quaker critique of the dominant culture -- "Thou hast no right to reign over their conscience in matters of worship of the living God" : the Quaker challenge to slavery on Barbados -- "We are reduced to a very small number" : the decline of the Quaker community on Barbados -- Epilogue.
- Quakers—Barbados—History—17th century
- Community life—Barbados—History—17th century
- Counterculture—Barbados—History—17th century
- Slavery—Barbados—History—17th century
- Plantation owners—Barbados—History—17th century
- Social conflict—Barbados—History—17th century
- Barbados—History—17th century
- Barbados—Social conditions—17th century
- Barbados—Church history
- 9780826218476 (alk. paper)
0826218474 (alk. paper)
- "Focusing primarily on the seventeenth century, Gragg draws on wills, censuses, levy books, letters, sermons and journals to tell how Quakers on Barbados sought to implement their beliefs in a place ruled by a planter class that had built its wealth on the backs of slaves"--Provided by publisher.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-186) and index.
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