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2018 Friends Historical Association Annual Meeting

Lecture: “Quakerism, Gender, and Reform: The Life and Work of George W. Taylor”

At the Arch Street Meeting House

320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

 Saturday, November 10, 2018

12:30 PM  Informal reception

1:00 PM Business meeting

1:45 PM Lecture

Julie Holcomb is the speaker for the 2018 Friends Historical Association annual meeting. Her talk on George Taylor will convey Taylor’s work with the free produce movement and the relationship between religion, reform, business, and gender as seen in Taylor’s life and work.

Julie Holcomb is the new Editor of the journal Quaker History, bringing her experience as an Associate Professor of Museum Studies at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, to the position. A the end of her lecture, Julie will share her vision for the future of Quaker History.  Her publications include Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy; “Rejecting the Gain of Oppression: Quaker Abstention and the Abolitionist Cause”; and “From Enslaved to Liberators: African Americans and the Civil War.” Her knowledge of technology and publishing will position FHA to develop new platforms for offering Quaker scholarship.

The presentation is free

and open to the public.

Meet for lunch if you wish at the nearby Bourse Food Hall (, where tables have been reserved for FHA Annual Meeting attendees in the seating area.

For planning purposes, we ask that you register online.

There is no cost to register. When registering online, you can leave the “Card Number” box blank. Please fill out your name and address, then click “Continue” to move to the next screen.

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