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    It promises to be a standard work on Virginia Quakers...Well done!

    — Benjamin Branch, Librarian-Archivist

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading it...Your research is excellent...Your writing is engaging.

    — Marilyn Brady, Professor of History Virginia Wesleyan College

    A good, interesting book and informative as all get out.

    — Werner Janney, retired editor National Geographic Magazine

    Your narrative is brisk and highly readable...I like the way you've interwoven with your Virginia specifics the leading strands of Quaker history. I like the local color.

    — Herbert Tucker, Professor of English University of Virginia

THE FRIENDLY VIRGINIANS depicts vividly the rise and progress of Virginia's Quakers since 1655 — a golden thread shining in the warp and woof of America's history. Jay Worrall uses diaries and journals to portray the personal lives and thoughts of early Quakers. He places Virginia Quakers solidly in the mainstream of pivotal events forging American history, while focusing on the individual or the family in the context of developing Virginia society.

Classic Quaker worship proceeds largely in silence. Amazingly, this style of worship led and still leads to pioneering in certain grand areas of social order: for peace and against slavery; for religious freedom; for civil rights; and for women's rights. The world view of The Friendly Virginians has affected their lives and characters and, as you may read, the ways of the larger society.

Jay Worrall, Jr., historian and veteran Quaker, took thirty years to research this never-before-told, engaging account. His scholarship and documentation fully support the pervasive impact of the Friendly Virginians on American history and society.

1994. 632 pages. Cloth binding with dust jacket. 22 illustrations.
Endpaper map. Complete index. (Frvg) cloth.

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' Iberian Publishing Company has been providing quality records, research guides and other texts for historians and genealogists since 1982. We specialize in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina County Records (marriages, births, deaths, wills, deeds, guardian bonds, census records, court records, military records, and cemetery data). We also feature titles on South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Maryland. Recently, we have begun expanding our horizons to include historical fiction and creative non-fiction.

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