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The world of William Penn

by Genevieve Foster

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Penn, William, 1644-1718 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Penn, William, 1644-1718.,
    • History, Modern -- 17th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • History, Modern -- 17th century.,
    • United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Biography.

    • About the Edition

      Traces the life of the Quaker founder of Pennsylvania with emphasis on the important people and events of his time.

      Edition Notes

      Statementby Genevieve Foster. Illustrated by the author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD247 .F63
      The Physical Object
      Pagination192 p.
      Number of Pages192
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5288117M
      ISBN 100684131889
      LC Control Number72007531
      OCLC/WorldCa723970

      William Penn A Life Andrew R. Murphy. The first major biography of William Penn in decades, making full use of Penn's complete collected papers; Follows Penn's life from his early days as the son of a respected naval admiral through his controversial conversion to Quakerism, including his public career advocating for religious freedom, his role in the founding of the Pennsylvania, . The king liked the idea and gave Penn a charter for a large tract of land in North America. At first the land was called Sylvania, which means "woods", but it was later named Pennsylvania in honor of William Penn's father. A Free Land William Penn envisioned Pennsylvania to not only be a Quaker land, but also a free land.

      struck, as was William Penn in December , by the improved and Anglicized appearance of Munster, compared with the generally bleak Irish countryside. For those who had not been to Ireland there was ample evi-dence in Ireland's Natural History, a book composed by Cited by: On March 4, , King Charles II granted William Penn a charter for a new American colony. Pennsylvania was to be, in its founder's words, a bold "Holy Experiment" in religious freedom and toleration, a haven for those fleeing persecution in an .

      William S. Penn is an urban mixed-blood Nez Perce. Born and raised in the West, he has lived in many different regions of the United States, as well as in England. His book The Telling of the World: Native American Stories and Art was named to . Omni William Penn Hotel This rating is a reflection of how the property compares to the industry standard when it comes to price, facilities and services available. It's based on a /10().


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A member of the Royal Society, Penn knew Edmund Halley and Isaac Newton/5(8). William Penn (–) played a crucial role in the articulation of religious liberty as a philosophical and political value during the second half of the seventeenth century and as a core element of the classical liberal tradition in general.

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[Genevieve Foster] -- Traces the life of the Quaker founder of Pennsylvania with emphasis on the important people and events of his time. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Genevieve Foster. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: WorldCat is the world's largest. A collection of The world of William Penn book essays, by a distinguished panel of specialists in British and American history, that explores the complex political, economic, intellectual, religious, and social environment in which William Penn lived and by: William Penn was an instrumental and controversial figure in the early modern transatlantic world, known both as a leader in the movement for religious toleration in England and as a founder of two American colonies, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

As such, his career was marked by controversy and contention in both England and America. Continuing her unique approach to "horizontal history", Genevieve Foster explores the wide world of William Penn from the 's to the early 's - a world reaching across the courtyards of the Sun King in France to the Great Wall of China and beyond to Colonial America.

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Part one begins in and introduces us to William Penn, how he became a Quaker, his quest for religious freedom and how he received Pennsylvania. A full biography of William Penn, from his education as an aristocrat in England, his coming under the influence of the Society of Friends at Oxford, his imprisonment, his pamphleteering, his radical ideas of personal liberties, and his championship of the Pennsylvania project.

Penn traveled to the New World inalong with other religious dissidents, to establish the Pennsylvania colony and the city of Philadelphia, laying out a grid for the city himself. William Penn was an English Quaker leader and advocate of religious freedom who oversaw the founding of Pennsylvania as a refuge for Quakers and other religious minorities of Europe.

His trial on a trumped-up charge of inciting a riot in resulted in a landmark ruling which established jury independence in English law. Early life and education. The result is a complex portrait of a man whose legacy we are still grappling with today.

At a time when religious freedom is hotly debated in the United States and around the world, William Penn's Holy Experiment serves as both a beacon and a challenge.4/5(3).

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The world of William Penn by Genevieve Foster; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Biography, History, History, Modern, Juvenile literature, Modern History; Places: United States; People: William Penn (); Times: 17th.

Focusing on William Penn--yet never forgetting the influence of the forces, movements, and people of his day-- author Genevieve Foster explores interactions with foreign dignitaries, friends Isaac Newton and Edmund Halley, his dealings with Native American tribes, and of course the colonial sphere he lived in.

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William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania. He was an early champion of democracy and a prominent Quaker. On Novem William Penn and his second wife, Hannah Callowhill Penn became Honorary Citizens of the United States, upon an Act of Congress by Presidential /5.

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William Penn and I would like to help you learn a little about our great state and all the things that make it so special.

In this book, you will find games, puzzles, word searches and other fun activities that will also teach you more about Pennsylvania’s history, government, and geography.

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