How Quakers Invented America by David Yount

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How Quakers Invented America by David Yount

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Ago 17, 2007, 4:26pm

Has anyone read anything about How Quakers Invented America by David Yount, due to be published (released) on Aug 25? I would think that some people will find the title incredibly arrogant, though no doubt Quakers did have a great influence in comparison to their numbers.

I look forward to diving into it!


Fev 12, 2008, 11:00am

Interesting. I recently found out that an old college friend, Bill Offutt, published a book called Of Good Laws and Good Men, which "reveals how a Quaker minority in the Delaware Valley used the law to its own advantage yet maintained the legitimacy of its rule." I'll have to see what he's got to say.

Abr 19, 2008, 6:52pm

What a truly terrible book. The title, which I found quite enticing, seemed to really only refer to the introduction and first couple of chapters, which Yount freely admitted were influenced by a truly stupendous history book, "Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America" (1989, Oxford UP) by David Hackett Fischer. which I highly recommend!!

The book is poorly written (e.g. run-on sentences) and full of inaccuracies. How shameful that a trade publishing house chose to publish this!