What Is The Role Of Quakers In Early American Society

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Despite a fixed religious doctrine, Quakers have occupied various roles throughout early American society. I wish to determine what precise effect Quakers had on all aspects of pre-Revolutionary life in the Colonies, whether as pacifists, instigators, or seemingly disinterested commentators. It is instructive to examine the writings of the well-known Quaker military officer, Nathanael Greene, so as to determine what made him stand out so staunchly from his fellows. I have gathered a variety of sources. The primary sources include vital original documents that define the scope and beliefs of the Religious Society of Friends and examine their role in the establishment of the Pennsylvania Colony. One critical source is the autobiography of
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