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Author Gragg, Larry Dale, 1950-

Title The Quaker community on Barbados [electronic resource] : challenging the culture of the planter class / Larry Gragg.

Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2009.


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Physical description x, 192 p. : map.
Notes "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 Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-186) and index.
Contents "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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject 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.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780826218476 (alk. paper)
0826218474 (alk. paper)