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By Richard T. Vann

In associates in lifestyles and dying unusual historians subscribe to forces to take advantage of the outstanding riches provided through the documents of British and Irish Quakers for the coed of social, demographic, and familial swap through the interval 1650-1900. Professor Vann and Eversley have analysed the reports of greater than 8,000 Quaker households, related to over 30,000 participants, to provide an exceptional examine of styles of child-bearing, marriage, and demise between a huge non secular grouping. The authors, at any place attainable, evaluate the Quakers within the British Isles with the modern inhabitants of england and eire as a complete, in addition to with these of France, Québec, and the yank colonies.

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