The Quakers

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GARRETT, THOMAS ( 21 August 1789, Upper Darby, PA--25 January, 1871, Wilmington, DE). Education: Unknown. Career: Iron and hardware storekeeper.Thomas Garrett was an abolitionist who became a leading figure in the Underground Railroad. A lifelong Quaker, Garrett's first involvement with slavery came in 1813 when he rescued a household servant who had been kidnapped. In 1818 he joined the Pennsylvania Abolitionist Society and later became a supporter of William Lloyd Garrison.In 1822 Garrett moved to Wilmington, where he became a wealthy merchant and made no secret of his antislavery views and activities. He became a Hicksite after 1827 and associated with Lucretia Mott*. While not encouraging slaves to run away, he believed that aiding them was a Christian duty and claimed in 1863 to have helped 2,322, of whom only 3 were recaptured. Garrett provided financial aid to Harriet Tubman, ventured into slave states to help kidnapped free blacks, and helped support two schools for blacks in Wilmington. In 1848, after suffering disastrous business reverses that cost him his fortune, he was arrested, tried, and convicted for aiding fugitive slaves. In spite of paying a $1,500 fine, Garrett announced that he would continue to help blacks. He rebuilt his business and became prosperous again and continued to help fugitive slaves. A nonresistant who refused to vote, he decided that the Civil War was the only possible means of freeing all slaves. Bibliography
A. James A. McGowan, Station Master on the Underground Railroad: The Life and Letters of Thomas Garrett (Moylan, Pa.: 1977).

GRELLET, STEPHEN[ ETIENNE DE GRELLET DU MABILLIER] ( 2 November 1773, Limoges, France--16 November 1855, Burlington, NJ). Education: Military College of Lyon, France. Career: Quaker minister; prison reformer.

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  • Recent Titles in Denominations in America ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Series Foreword xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Part One the Quakers: A History of Friends in America 1
  • 1: Introduction 3
  • 2: The Religious Setting of the Early Friends 11
  • 3 - The Lamb's War and the Awakening of the North of England 35
  • 4: Quaker Worship and Ethics and Their Transformation, 1652-1662 39
  • 5 - The Mission to America 58
  • 6: England, 1660-1689 61
  • 7: The Quaker Colonies 73
  • 8: A Tolerated Society of Friends 83
  • 9: A Spiritual Existence 95
  • 10: A Disciplined Christian Life 107
  • 11: Crisis and Reformation 119
  • 12: The American Revolutions 137
  • 13: Quaker Migrants to Carolina and the Midwest; Eastern Philanthropists 153
  • 14: Separations 169
  • 15: The Midcontinent in the Midcentury, 1828-1867 185
  • 16: West and Midwest, 1867- 1902 203
  • 17: The Liberal Transformation 219
  • 18: Suburban and College Friends 231
  • 19: Creativity in Peacemaking 247
  • 20: Social Service and Social Change, 1902-1970 261
  • 21: New Forms of Quaker Interaction, 1960-1987 271
  • Part Two a Biographical Dictionary of Former Quaker Leaders in America 281
  • A 285
  • B 287
  • C 301
  • D 311
  • E 313
  • F 315
  • G 321
  • H 327
  • J 337
  • K 343
  • L 347
  • M 351
  • P 357
  • R 363
  • S 365
  • T 369
  • U 371
  • V 373
  • W 375
  • Appendix: Chronology 381
  • Bibliographic Essay 385
  • Index 393
  • About the Authors 409
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