This volume is a history of the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers of New York, from their earliest appearance in the Dutch colony of New Netherlands in the 1650s. It covers myriad aspects of Quaker life, including architecture, philanthropy and women's roles.... those under court sentence who were sent to the huge new reformatory on Randalla#39;s Island in the East River, closed only in 1935. ... made up 40 percent of the cholera victims and of children in the House of Refuge and 87 percent of immigrant manual laborers. ... Such Friends turned to strengthen the aquot;guarded educationaquot; of Friends, leaving the moral life of the city and the immigrants in Satana#39;s hands.
|Publisher||:||Syracuse University Press - 1995-01-01|