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Cooperation and Coercion as Methods of Social Change

By Vincent D. Nicholson

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #1 (1934)

Price: $7.50


The author asks if the consequences of differences and conflicts can be creative instead of devastating.

About the Author(s)

Vincent D. Nicholson (1890-1945) attended Earlham College and took a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard University in 1916. In 1917, he became the first executive secretary of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), where he mitigated the worries of newly drafted Quakers while focusing on relief opportunities during the First World War. His own induction into the United States Army cut this work short. After the war, he traveled with the AFSC to do relief work in Europe. He returned to the United States to become the peace secretary for the AFSC during the 1920s. After entering the private sector, Vincent Nicholson supported Pendle Hill and took a number of classes there during the 1930s.

His report on his class with Hornell Hart, published as Cooperation and Coercion as Methods of Social Change, became the first Pendle Hill pamphlet. Vincent Nicholson wrote this pamphlet while working with the AFSC work camp in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, which ushered in a new era in Quaker service. Following the work camp, he joined the United States Rural Electrical Administration where he worked until his sudden death in 1945.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #1

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Weight 2.3 oz