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Providence-Promises and Challenges, 1790-1830 Identity of Providence

What forces shaped the identity of Providence and its people?

Quakers and the anti-slavery movement

Quakers and the anti-slavery movement
  • How, when and where did the Quaker religion begin?
  • How did Quaker beliefs influence the abolitionist movement in RI and New England?
  • Who came up with the three abolition options and how did people react to these ideas?
  • What laws did Rhode Island pass over time to gradually get rid of slavery? 
  • What laws did neighboring New England states pass to gradually get rid of slavery?  

Quakers and the anti-slavery movement