The Attitude of the Society of Friends Toward Slavery in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Particularly in Relation to its Own Members. [Author’s Copy]
Author’s Copy. Thirty-six page scholarly paper on Quakers and slavery by Haverford College history professor and later librarian, Allen Clapp Thomas (1846–1920), read in abstract at a meeting of the American Society of Church history in New York in 1896.
The Attitude of the Society of Friends Toward Slavery…, discusses Quaker ministerial outreach to Blacks and concern over the issue of slavery from 1657 up to the time of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.
The above paper is bound up with two additional pamphlets written by Thomas: one on John Hancock, the other on the Dutch religious sect Familists, some who later became associated with the Quakers.
With the bookplate of Charles Coleman Sellers (1903–1980 historian and librarian.
Description: The Attitude of the Society of Friends Toward Slavery in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Particularly in Relation to its Own Members. [Author’s Copy]
[New York:] Knickerbocker Press, 1897. , –299pp., [i.e., 36 pages]. Printed wrappers; “Reprinted from Vol. VIII., American Society of Church History.” Near Fine. [within a cloth-bound volume with two additional pamphlets: Some Letters and Papers of John Hancock, Etc. (Worcester, 1903; 19 pages) and The Family of Love, or The Familists (“Reprinted from Haverford College Studies,” Haverford, Pa., 1893; 46 pages + plates). Signature of Allen C. Thomas; his name gilt-stamped to spine; All Very Good to Near Fine.