World of Trouble: A Philadelphia Quaker Family's Journey through the American Revolution: The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History (Unabridged) World of Trouble: A Philadelphia Quaker Family's Journey through the American Revolution: The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History (Unabridged)

World of Trouble: A Philadelphia Quaker Family's Journey through the American Revolution: The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History (Unabridged‪)‬

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Descrizione dell’editore

An intimate account of the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of a Quaker pacifist couple living in Philadelphia.

Historian Richard Godbeer presents a richly layered and intimate account of the American Revolution as experienced by a Philadelphia Quaker couple, Elizabeth Drinker and the merchant Henry Drinker, who barely survived the unique perils that Quakers faced during that conflict. Spanning a half-century before, during, and after the war, this gripping narrative illuminates the Revolution’s darker side as patriots vilified, threatened, and in some cases killed pacifist Quakers as alleged enemies of the revolutionary cause. Amid chaos and danger, the Drinkers tried as best they could to keep their family and faith intact.

Through one couple’s story, Godbeer opens a window on a uniquely turbulent period of American history, uncovers the domestic, social, and religious lives of Quakers in the late eighteenth century, and situates their experience in the context of transatlantic culture and trade. A master storyteller takes his listeners on a moving journey they will never forget.

The book is published by Yale University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

GENERE
Storia
NARRATO DA
CHN
Charles Henderson Norman
LINGUA
EN
Inglese
DURATA
16:22
h min
PUBBLICATO
2023
7 aprile
EDITORE
University Press Audiobooks
PRESENTATO DA
Audible.com
DIMENSIONE
785,4
MB