New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650-1800 takes a fresh look at archival and printed sources from England and America, elucidating why women were instrumental to the Quaker movement from its inception to its establishment as a transatlantic religious body. This authoritative volume, the first collection to focus entirely on the contributions of women, is a landmark study of their distinctive religious and gendered identities. The chapters connect three richly woven threads of Quaker women's lives--Revolutions, Disruptions and Networks--by tying gendered experience to ruptures in religion across this radical, volatile period of history. Includes a Foreword by Elaine Hobby.
About the Author
Michele Lise Tarter is a Professor of English at The College of New Jersey. She has published and presented extensively on early Quaker women's writing, Quaker pedagogy, and on Quaker texts and the expansion of the American literary canon. Her publications include Buried Lives: Incarcerated in EarlyAmerica (co-edited with Richard Bell; University of Georgia Press, 2012). Catie Gill is a Lecturer in Early Modern Writing at Loughborough University with research interests in gender and religion. Her publications include Women in the Seventeenth-Century Quaker Community (Ashgate, 2005) and the edited collection Theatre and Culture (Ashgate, 2010).