Mothers of Feminism: The Story of Quaker Women in America

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Harper & Row, 1986 - Religion - 273 pages
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Tracing the roots of feminism in the Quaker tradition from the Reformation to the present, this study explores the Quaker religious practices that shaped the spiritual and social structure of both the Society of Friends and the feminist movement

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Bacon considers the history of the Society of Friends in America a microcosm of the long struggle for gender equality in society at large. She studies the 340-year history of the Quaker experiment to ... Read full review

Contents

The First Feminists
1
Quaker Women in Colonial America
55
Reformation and Revolution
70
Expansion and Change
86
Pioneers in Antislavery and Womens Rights
101
Quaker Women and the Early Suffrage Movement
120
One Reform and Another
137
Pioneering the Professions
151
The Nineteenth Century 166
266
The Quaker Influence in the Final Struggle
184
Building a Peace Movement
202
Quaker Women Today
221
Bibliography
235
Notes
251
Index 261
261
Copyright

About the author (1986)

Margaret Hope Bacon is the author of numerous books, including One Woman's Passion for Peace and Freedom: The Life of Mildred Scott Olmsted (1993).

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