William Penn and Our Liberties

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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 1976 - 146 pages
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William Penn and Our Liberties is an excellent and easy to read summary of the life of William Penn. He also tells why the Quakers were in trouble in England and in doing so gives a good summary of Quaker beliefs leading to the brilliant conclusions of Penn's ideas. He spent quite a bit of time in prison before establishing Pennsylvania and apparently used the time to think about government. When Penn established the "rules" for Pennsylvania settlers, he established the framework for the Constitution which was drawn over 100 years later.
It is easy to recommend this book.


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