London Quakers in the Trans-Atlantic World Hardback

The Creation of an Early Modern Community

by Jordan Landes;

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London Quakers in the Trans-Atlantic World

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Cultural, economic, and political networks formed the early modern Atlantic world into which the Society of Friends ventured within the first decades of its existence, developing networks through which to meet its goals: spreading the faith and supporting dispersed Quaker communities. During the development of these networks, London was the seat of government, banking, foreign trade and printing. Being in London gave Quakers access to political bodies, to centres of commerce and shipping, and to an extensive printing industry. This book argues that the advantages of London's position as a national and international city enabled the creation of systems of exchange of correspondence, print materials, and supplies needed to survive in the colonies as well as for the movement of people to the colonies and back to London. London Quakers were in a strong position to effectively create and formatively participate in a trans-Atlantic community.

London Quakers in the Trans-Atlantic World by Jordan Landes was published by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2015. The ISBN for London Quakers in the Trans-Atlantic World is 9781137366672.

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Details for London Quakers in the Trans-Atlantic World

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (June 2015)
Number of Pages264
Thickness16 mm
Height223 mm
Width143 mm
Product Code4320961
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