Quakers, guns and money

Kathleen Bell welcomes a fresh interpretation of Quaker history

When Quakers talk about their history they tend to focus on the good bits: Quakers against war, against slavery, speaking truth to power. Priya Satia’s book Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution also talks about Quaker history, but in a way which may cause discomfort and pose challenges for Quakers today.

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