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Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution

Sarah Crabtree


Holy Nation reconstructs the transnational religious community forged by the Society of Friends during the Age of Revolution. It utilizes the public and private writings of 76 ministers (40 male and 36 female) who crossed the Atlantic Ocean from 1750–1820 in order to reinforce religious ties across national borders. It argues that these Quakers envisioned themselves as the ancient Hebraic nation of Zion in order to articulate an identity not only separate from but in opposition to the nation-state during this critical period. This positionality, however, represented a triple threat to eighteen ... More

Keywords: Age of Revolution, Atlantic World, Society of Friends, Quakers, transnationalism, nationalism, patriotism, religion, revolution

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226255767
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226255934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Crabtree, author

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