The Quakers

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TRUEBLOOD, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ( 25 November 1847, Salem, IN-- 28 October 1916, Newton Highlands, MA. Education: Friends Blue River Academy, IN; A.B., Earlham, 1869. Career: President, Wilmington and Penn Colleges; general secretary, American Peace Society. Trueblood came from the same southern Indiana Quaker farm village as Joseph Moore*. An expert in French and German, he taught Greek and Latin at Penn College, Iowa, 1870-74; married Sarah Terrell; and was called to be president of Wilmington College, Ohio, 1874-79, and of Penn College, Iowa, 1879-90, being the key person in building academically these just-opened Quaker colleges. While in Iowa, he wrote on "Ministers' Wages" for The Christian Worker, in support of John Henry Douglas's* program of paying pastors from a central fund. He took part in the Richmond Conference of 1887, supporting paid pastorates against Joseph Beuan Braithwaite.After a year traveling and speaking in Europe on international arbitration, 1890-91, he served as general secretary of the American Peace Society, 1892- 1915, living mostly near Boston but attending annually national peace congresses and speaking widely. He pioneered the methods of rational, persuasive, long- term lobbying in Washington later used by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL).
Bibliography
A. William Penn's Holy Experiment ( Boston: 1895); The Federation of the World ( Boston: 1899; many editions); The Historic Development of the Peace Idea (pamphlet, Boston: 1906, many editions): International Arbitration at the Opening of the Twentieth Century ( Boston: 1909). Trueblood's papers: those of his daughter and secretary, Lydia T. Wolkins; and those of the American Peace Society are in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Swarthmore, Pa.
B. George Selleck, Quakers in Boston, 1656-1964 ( Cambridge, Mass.: 1976); Paul Minear , Richmond, 1887: A Quaker Drama Unfolds ( Richmond, Ind.: 1987).

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • 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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