Cadwallader, Milhous, Trueblood, Farlow, Sharpless, and Wilbur… what do they all have in common? They are all common historic Quaker names, remnants of a time when Quakers “married in” and families stayed Quaker for generations.
How do you know if your ancestors were Quakers? Here’s how to research your Quaker ancestry.
Early Quakers like George Fox packed their writing with biblical allusions. The reason why they did it, though, is profound. Michael Birkel explains.
Quakers have been known by many names, including “Publishers of Truth.” Earlham College history professor and archivist Tom Hamm explains why.
Why are Quakers so hung up about our histories and biographies? Doug Gwyn says it’s because we have no creed, so we rely on stories.
With all the talk of “witch hunts” lately, we’ve noticed that people confuse Quakers with the Puritans. Clearly they haven’t heard the story of Mary Dyer.
Why are Quakers called Quakers? Do they literally quake? We asked 15 modern Friends.
Why did Quakers come to North America? As Max Carter tells it, it wasn’t to escape religious persecution.
After Quakers spent time in 17th century prisons under horrendous conditions, many of them went on to help reform the prison system. As AFSC’s Laura Mangani explains, it didn’t go exactly as planned.
Quaker historian Paul Buckley discusses the history of Quaker war tax resistance since the founding of the Religious Society of Friends.