FRIENDS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013, 11:30 AM
ARCH STREET MEETING HOUSE
4TH & ARCH STREETS, PHILADELPHIA
New Publications Display, Luncheon,
Business Meeting, Program
"Hicksite Friends and the Civil War"
Lecture by Thomas Hamm, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Curator of Special Collections,
Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
For this lecture, Thomas intends to look at the varied
ways that Hicksite Friends responded to the crisis of the
Union 1860-1865: where they placed blame for the
outbreak of war; how they balanced their staunch
Unionism with the Peace Testimony; how they dealt
with members who felt it right to enlist in the Union
army or otherwise support the war effort; how Friends found a new cause in work
among the freed-people; how Friends supported, and criticized, President
Lincoln; and how the experiences of Friends during the war helped shape the
course of Hicksite Quakerism for the rest of the 19th century.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and will begin at about 1:00 pm.
Reservations are required for those wishing to have lunch at 12:00 noon.
LUNCHEON RESERVATION/CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS
OCTOBER 25, 2013
Free parking is available on Meeting House grounds.
Questions? (610) 896-1161 or firstname.lastname@example.org