Liberal Friends today owe much to a largely unknown — ‘til now — association of Quakers and fellow-travelers called Progressive Friends. Comprised of abolitionist and women’s rights activists, Progressive Friends worked to end oppressive structures within both the Religious Society of Friends and American society as a whole. Lively and provocative Quaker author and activist Chuck Fager shares his exciting discoveries about how Progressive Friends radically transformed the Religious Society of Friends from the 1840s through the first decades of the 20th century.
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