Pennsylvania Quakers and the Origins of American Antislavery: Brownbag Discussion with Brycchan Carey, Kingston UniversityPennsylvania Quakers and the Origins of American Antislavery: Brownbag Discussion with Brycchan Carey, Kingston Universityhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/232291Magill Quaker Collection2013-03-05T12:00:002013-03-05T13:00:00
March 5, 12:00PM–1:00PM
Magill Quaker Collection
Please join us in Special Collections for a brownbag discussion with scholar Brycchan Carey, whose new book, From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658-1761, which was partially researched here at Haverford, came out this fall. In his book Carey uses a literary methodology in an attempt to answer the question, “why did Pennsylvania’s Quakers turn against slavery in the eighteenth century?” Besides providing an overview of his arguments, Carey invites discussion of the ways in which interdisciplinary work can help scholarship get closer to the truth.
From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658-1761 investigates in detail the origins of antislavery thought and rhetoric within the Society of Friends. It shows how the Quakers turned against slavery in the first half of the eighteenth century and became the first organization to take a stand against the slave trade.
Brycchan Carey is currently reader in English literature, Kingston University, London. He is the author of British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility: Writing, Sentiment, and Slavery, 1760–1807.
Sponsored by the Library and Office of Quaker Affairs.
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