• The Quakers

  • A Captivating Guide to a Historically Christian Group and How William Penn Founded the Colony of Pennsylvania in British North America
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Quakers, then pay attention...

Many other mainline Christians viewed the Quakers as a dangerous sect, so much so that they pressured the British Parliament to pass the Quaker Act of 1662. This act set forth in law the “prescribed form” of prayer and worship as designated by the state. It was a formula that specifically left the traditions of the Quakers out. 

Unable to gain acceptance in England, the Quakers would soon leave the place of their origin altogether and try their luck in a brave new world on another continent.

In The Quakers: A Captivating Guide to a Historically Christian Group and How William Penn Founded the Colony of Pennsylvania in British North America, you will discover topics such as:

  • The Quakers Arrive in America
  • William Penn Comes to the Quaker Faith
  • William Penn’s Holy Experiment
  • William Penn, Pennsylvania, and Its Quaker Legacy
  • The State of Quakerism After William Penn
  • Quaker Life During the American Revolution
  • A Time of Great Adjustment
  • The Quakers the Civil War and Its Aftermath
  • Some Modern-Day Quaking in the Making
  • And much, much more!

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Captivating Guide Indeed.

I wanted a concise work on the Quakers from the start. That is what I drew and it was what I learned. I found knowledge but also enjoyment. what I had not known was the times that the sect split and changed.

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A fascinating look at The Quakers

Captivating History took a religion that many people are unaware still exist and that thrives to this day and sheds a non-biased light above their history, their campaign as a whole, the oppression they faced, and their good works within history up until the present.

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Great History of the Quakers

I sat down and listened to this book in one afternoon. As a Friend, I found it interesting and well done.

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Very Interesting

I enjoyed listening to this. I’ve always been fascinated with this small group that has had so much influence on abolition, human rights and freedom of speech and religion.

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Quaker Ancestry

I have Quaker ancestors and I had some idea of what they endured for their faith, but this book gave me many new insights. It covered their history and present values. I learned a lot.

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Get 10 Commandments right if want to quote

I enjoyed this very much, until it began to get SO judgmental , as CH so often does. when it was talking about modern times. My main problem is that even tho Christ said that loving God & loving others as we love ourselves is THE commandment, it is NOT one of the 10 commandments set forth in the OT, as this book stated. Overall tho, one of CH’s better efforts.

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wonderful overview

Provides a detailed outline of the quaker movement from its founding priorities to its rebellious evolution thru major wars and racial tensions up to and including the Covid pandemic and riots.

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  • 03-26-21

Interesting history, concise, well written

I chose this book because I have Quaker ancestors. I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. Enjoyable narration. I learned not only about the Quakers but also the founding of Pennsylvania and Quaker contributions to core values of the US, right up to the present day. I'm glad I listened to this book.

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Quaker Oats

This is an excellent initiation to the Quakers and makes the browser aware that the Quaker idea is complex it might resemble at first sight. The writer takes a global approach to the development of the tradition which emphasizes the differences between British and American Quakerism, as well as the Quaker tradition in other parts of the world. British anthologies' strength finds this a little frustrating particularly if they were expecting an introduction that adjusted to British Quakerism.

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A fascinating look at The Quaker's.

There were some interesting things about Quakers that I thought about including that they have various offshoots and that they practiced equality between male and female portions from the founding of the sect and that they were necessary for the civil war and the underground railroad.

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  • 12-12-20

Captivating Guide

This was an audiobook recommended to me. I did enjoy the content, I found some of the descriptions of the locale striking. The detectives and the crimes were well done. I believe they were based on a real criminal.
The satire at the end of the story was indeed a surprise. All in all a good work.

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  • Quyen Paavola
  • 12-06-20

The Quakers in America is too focused

The Quakers in America is too focused and does not provide enough background knowledge to be of much use to someone who does not already have a central grip of the Quaker tradition. The history of the religion included quickly, as are the basic tenets of Quakerism.

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  • Laurie Aikins
  • 12-06-20

The History of Quakers In America

I chose this work because I wanted to get a deeper understanding of the history of Quakerism and compare that to what they believed today in terms of Christianity It was a bit disappointed at the lack of information on the Christian beliefs of historical Quakers.

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  • Kati Mcnab
  • 12-06-20

The Quakers quest

There is more to the origins of Pennsylvania than I knew. I knew some of the local histories from landmark signs I have listening. it had familiar names, events, and places It was interesting to listen about the Quakes' influence in Pennsylvania.

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  • Genny Antes
  • 12-06-20

Brief Introduction to the Quakers

This short work provides a fast-paced overview of the history of the Quakers. An attempt is made to describe the recent activities of the Quakers. I would have liked to see a fuller mode of Quaker exercises over the last hundred years.

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  • Kraig Haug
  • 12-06-20

Great story of little known chapter of America

This is a fascinating story of a lesser-known chapter of American, and world, history. It covers Quakers from their modest beginnings as an outlying holy sect in mid-1600s England, through the present-day Society of Friends. Although never huge in numbers, they were quite effectual in early American history, including the remarkable William Penn and the founding of Pennsylvania.

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  • Shirley Beahm
  • 12-06-20

The importance of the Quakers and founding

Another history instruction on who the Quakers were and how Pennsylvania was founded. I found the religious views of the Quakers quite interesting, and I have a little sense about the Quaker lifestyle because I went to a Quaker height school for 1.5 yrs as a 10.5 to 12 year old in Pennsylvania.