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By William C. Kashatus

An very important contribution to Lincoln scholarship, this thought-provoking paintings argues that Abraham Lincoln and the non secular Society of pals confronted an identical issue: how one can in attaining emancipation with no extending the bloodshed and complication of warfare. geared up chronologically so readers can see alterations in Lincoln's pondering through the years, the publication explores the congruence of the sixteenth president's dating with Quaker trust and his political and non secular proposal on 3 particular matters: emancipation, conscientious objection, and the relaxation and schooling of freedmen.

Distinguishing among the truth of Lincoln's courting with the Quakers and the mythology that has emerged over the years, the e-book differs considerably from earlier works in at the very least methods. It indicates how Lincoln skillfully navigated a dating with some of the most vocal and politically lively non secular teams of the nineteenth century, and it records the sensible ways that a shared trust within the "Doctrine...

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By 1860, the Republican vision had become synonymous with the Northern vision of the nation’s future. 45 Since most Quakers were either Northern merchant-entrepreneurs or Western farmers, the Society of Friends had a major stake in the fortunes of the Republican Party and its free soil ideology. 46 Although Lincoln opposed such illegal methods, he certainly viewed the Society of Friends as an important constituency because of their abolitionist and free soil sentiments. Lincoln had initially used the rights of Northern free labor as an attack against slavery in his 1858 senatorial campaign against Stephen Douglas, but he later placed a greater emphasis on the free labor ideology to appeal to a broader spectrum of Northerners.

Society of Friends—United States—History—19th century. I. Title. 7092—dc23 2014015667 ISBN: 978–1–4408–3319–9 EISBN: 978–1–4408–3320–5 18 17 16 15 14 1 2 3 4 5 This book is also available on the World Wide Web as an eBook. com for details. O. ” Linda B. ” James McPherson Emeritus Professor, Princeton University Author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era “I believe strongly in the message of this thorough study. ” Harold Holzer Roger Hertog Fellow, New York Historical Society “William Kashatus's Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War is an excellent piece of historical writing by an author who has deep insight into American Quakers.

Each faction consolidated its control of meeting houses, schools, graveyards, and trust funds. The following year, New York and Baltimore yearly meetings split with the Hicksites enjoying the numerical majority in both meetings. 27 Between 1830 and 1860, the evangelical movement became stronger in the United States, and Orthodox Friends felt pressured to conform to its principles. Joseph John Gurney, an evangelical from a prominent family of British Quakers, came to the United States in the 1840s to strengthen evangelical thought among Orthodox Friends.

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