Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America - Book 1, Albion's Seed : Chapter 6, Religious Origins and Northwestern English origins Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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Book 1, Albion's Seed : Chapter 6, Religious Origins and Northwestern English origins Summary and Analysis

The Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania became a popular spot for Quakers, also known as "Friends." David Hackett Fischer informs readers that Ben Franklin remarked about the high density of Quakers in one location. Philadelphia harbored many of those immigrants who were "un-friendly"; they rapidly made a home for themselves in a part of the same colony where this difference was less likely to fester.

Both Pennsylvania and West Jersey were able to become dominated by Quakers, which allowed them to participate in the Quaker ethos. Many of those who migrated were motivated on a personal level, including a Jane Hoskins. Although she appeared to be "no one of consequence" in the sense that she was not of high social rank, she had a...

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