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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Quakers in the Revolutionary War
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 08:52:18 -0400 (EDT)
Thank you, Herbert, for sharing these memories and this information. I
also knew Arthur MeKeel in his last years. In addition to the book on
Friends and the American Revolution, he also did a very useful book on
Quakers and creeds. It was, I think, his MA thesis at Haverford.
Arthur's wife, Etta Albrecht Mekeel, was the daughter of Hans Albrecht,
the leading Quaker in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century.
His life was accordingly difficult once Hitler came to power, and Etta
came to to US and graduated from Earlham College.
A previous post made the statement that 75% of American Quakers were
disowned for supporting the war effort during the Revolution. I haven't
had a chance to check Mekeel's book, but I'm sure that that is not