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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

Where Saints Persecuted Friends: The Quaker Invasion of Puritan Massachusetts Bay

This paper explores the Puritan persecution of Quakers who came to Massachusetts in the 17th century. He examines the social, religious, and historical roots of both groups in order to understand why Puritans saw the Quakers as such a threat. He also argues that the Quaker arrivals in New England constitute a purposeful invasion--that the hostile reaction of Puritans drew Quakers to the colony.

Presenter: Matthew Wood (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 127 Hartwell
Time: 11:05 am (Session II)