Practical Quakers in Antebellum America

September 21st,2023 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Janet Moore Lindman, Ph.D.

Practical Quakers in Antebellum America


American Friends underwent significant changes in the early nineteenth century due to internal division and external impact. Change from within the Society was accompanied by change from without including the influence of evangelical religion, class formation, print culture, and progressive reform. American Friends constructed a workable concept of Quakerism responsive to the transformations occurring in antebellum America, which resulted in increased complexity and spiritual variety by the mid-nineteenth century.


Location: Jefferson Educational Society - 3207 State Street, Erie, PA 16508

Date/Time: Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: $15/person or $25 with a guest 

Parking: lot behind building, State Street, 33rd Street, 32nd Street, French Street

Janet Moore Lindman, Ph.D.

Janet Moore Lindman, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the History Department at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.  She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in History at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Bodies of Belief: Baptist Community in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) and co-editor of “A Centre of Wonders”:  The Body in Early America (Cornell University Press, 2001). Her most recent book is entitled A Vivifying Spirit:  Quaker Practice and Reform in Antebellum America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022).