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William Penn:
Politics and Conscience
Mary Maples Dunn

Paperback | 2015 | $29.95 | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691623313
Hardcover | 2016 | $77.50 | £64.95 | ISBN: 9780691649979
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This is a concise, fluently presented examination of the relation between William Penn's religious convictions and his political behavior, from his years as an active young convert to the Quaker cause to his later years as governor of Pennsylvania. Although not a full biographical treatment of William Penn, the study presents new insights into Penn’s life because it is based on many ignored but important pamphlets that Penn wrote. The young William Penn took a leading role in the Quaker fight for the right of free assembly, the right of free speech, and freedom of conscience. However, when faced with governing a booming colony, these very principles and convictions had to be modified in order to maintain his and the Friends’ control of Pennsylvania.

Originally published in 1967.

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Table of Contents:

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Preface, pg. vii
  • Contents, pg. xi
  • I. Projects for the Good of England, pg. 1
  • II. New Broacher of Old Heresies, pg. 44
  • III. An Opening of Joy, pg. 73
  • IV. Old Post and Province, pg. 108
  • V. Persuasives to Moderation, pg. 132
  • VI. The Politics of Preservation, pg. 162
  • Bibliographical Note, pg. 195
  • Index, pg. 199

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