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Edited by Michael F. Suarez and H. R. Woudhuysen.

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; published online January 2010.

Reference Entry. Subjects: history. 24 words.

Dollar sign, denoting ‘all the *signatures’; used in *collational formulas with a figure indicating number of signed leaves

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1085–1135

Peter Linehan.

in History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

April 1993; published online October 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500). 21595 words.

Fifty years and a day separated the reconquest of Toledo from the imperial coronation of Alfonso VII, and between the two events — one perhaps a misnomer, the other certainly the cynosure...

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1767

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; published online September 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: history of the Americas. 908 words.

Thomas Nicholson (1715–1780), a prominent landowner, merchant, Quaker missionary, and author in Perquimans County addressed an open letter to his co-religionists a year before the Western...

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1768–1773

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; published online September 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: history of the Americas. 1149 words.

This chapter presents extracts from the Minutes of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting from 1768 to 1773. The 1768 Meeting advised “all friends to be careful not to buy or Sell in any Case,...

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1772–1773

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; published online September 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: history of the Americas. 3595 words.

George Walton seems to have used dreams to help make or confirm life-altering decisions. Such a practice was characteristic of Quakers in particular in the late eighteenth and early...

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1772–1773

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; published online September 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: history of the Americas. 553 words.

It was standard practice among Friends when confronting difficult and controversial decisions to wait for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to seek consensus within the affected meeting, and...

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1774

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; published online September 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: history of the Americas. 4434 words.

In April 1974, Thomas Newby, a prominent Quaker and member of the yearly meeting's Standing Committee, expressed his “uneasiness” to the Perquimans monthly meeting about owning slaves and...

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1774–1775

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; published online September 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: history of the Americas. 490 words.

This chapter presents extracts from the Minutes of the North Carolina Yearly Meeting of 1774 and 1775. The 1774 Meeting expressed “all friends that find themselves under a burden and...

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1775–1777

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; published online September 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: history of the Americas. 7706 words.

George Walton played a leading role not only in the movement to persuade Friends to free their slaves but also in the confrontation with North Carolina's government that the manumissions...

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1776

Michael J. Crawford.

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

June 2010; published online September 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: history of the Americas. 646 words.

Thomas Newby, who owned fourteen slaves, was one of the wealthiest men in Perquimans County in 1775. When Newby freed ten of his slaves on 3 March 1776, he had been contemplating the move...

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