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Daughters of Light: Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775

By Rebecca Larson

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf (August 10, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 7  x 1.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
Condition: New

Price: $35.00

Synopsis

In this pathbreaking book, Rebecca Larson restores a group of remarkable women to the American historical landscape. From Ann Moore, whose religious vision impelled her to preach to the British military during the French and Indian War, advising them to rely not on physical weapons and warfare but upon God; to Mary Weston, whose visit in the 1750s to Charleston, South Carolina, prompted the colonial legislature to adjourn in order to attend the noted preacher’s meeting; to the celebrated Rachel Wilson, whose eloquence and piety drew crowds during her ministerial tour of the colonies in 1768 to 1769, Larson broadens our conception of women’s activities before the American Revolution.