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Quaker Mobility and the Threat to English America
Lecture by Carla Pestana of UCLA Department of History.
The early Quaker movement took the world by storm beginning in the 1650s, with “witnesses to the truth” traveling widely to spread their message. In response, nervous authorities used various mechanism to contain the threat they were seen to pose. Major themes in early American and English Atlantic history—mobility, religious diversity, freedom and suppression—can be explored through an analysis of the early Quakers and the response they invoked.