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Women in the Seventeenth-Century

Women in the Seventeenth-Century

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Beginning with an introduction to Quakerism in the 1650s, this study includes accounts of their sufferings and petitions, followed by a discussion of post-Restoration Quaker writing. Gill shows that of nearly 4,000 Quaker texts published between 1650 and 1699, 220 were authored by women, and one-fifth of all women publishing in seventeenth-century England were Quakers when women authors overall amounted to only one percent of the total. Especially helpful to other scholars will be the extensive bibliography of Quaker publications, with cross-referencing for each contributor to collectively authored texts and notations about signers of petitions.

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