“The Quakers definitely emerged from the slavery controversy with the best PR out of all the religions, it seems.” I was hunkered down under a tree across the way from the commuter rail. This was the only time both Dr. G and I had free to talk, and I wanted to disturb my fellow commuters as little as possible with this phone call.
“That’s true,” she replied. “The Quakers were early abolitionists which dovetails nicely with the narrative of their persecution in Massachusetts. But history is always much more complicated than that. Quakers weren’t persecuted everywhere.”