WILLIAM PENN: American Pioneer by Betty Ellen Haughey

WILLIAM PENN: American Pioneer

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Boosting Penn as a champion of religious freedom (specifying non-Quaker Christians but not mentioning refusal of citizenship to atheists and Jews). The impetus for conversion to the Society of Friends is overdramatized, the characterization of the Quakers is traditional and simplified (drab clothes, ""thee"" and ""thou,"" hat on head as sign of equality), but the development of the colony and the planning of Philadelphia are basically accurate. More sophisticated than Aliki's biography.

Pub Date: May 20th, 1968
Publisher: Putnam