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The Vision of William Penn Bibliography
Further Reading

Adams, David Wallace. Education of Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1995.

Bronner, Edwin. William Penn's Holy Experiment: The Founding of Pennsylvania. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1978.

Dunn, Richard S. and Mary Maples Dunn, ed.. The World of William Penn. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986.

Endy, Melvin B. William Penn and Early Quakerism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973.

Grumet, Robert S., ed.. Northeastern Indian Lives. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996..

Horle, Craig and Marianne S. Wokeck eds., Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Hutchinson, Sophie Drinker. Hannah Penn and the Proprietorship of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA: Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1958.

Illick, Joseph E. Colonial Pennsylvania: A History. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976.

Jacob, Philip E. and Mulford Q. Sibley. Conscription of Conscience: The American State and the Conscientious Objector, 1940-1947. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1952.

Johnston, Norman, ed.. Eastern State Penitentiary: Crucible of Good Intentions. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Arts, 1994.

Kashatus, William C. A Virtuous Education: William Penn's Vision for Philadelphia Schools. Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Press, 1997.

Kelley, Joseph J., Jr. Pennsylvania: the Colonial Years, 1681-1776. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1980.

Kraft, Herbert C. The Lenape: Archaeology, History, and Ethnography. Newark, NJ: The New Jersey Historical Society, 1988.

A comprehensive look at the some of the first farmers in Pennsylvania whose beans, corn, pumpkins, and squash fed the first European settlers.

Merrell, James H. Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999.

A study of European-Indian relations in Pennsylvania, from the era of William Penn to the end of the Seven Years' War, with an emphasis on the native and colonial peoples who served as brokers or "go-betweens" between the two cultures.

Morel, Mary K. "Captain Pratt's School." American History 32, 2 (1997): 26-32.

Nash, Gary. Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988.

Soderlund, Jean R., ed.. William Penn and the Founding of Pennsylvania, 1680-1684: A Documentary History. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983.

Tolles, Frederick. Meeting House and Counting House: The Quaker Merchants of Colonial Philadelphia, 1682-1763. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1963.

Trussell, John B. William Penn: Architect of a Nation. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1983.

Weslager, C. A. The Delaware Indians. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991.

A well researched and well written study of the Lenape from earliest times through the twentieth century.

Weslager, C. A. New Sweden on the Delaware: 1638-1655. Wilmington, DE: The Middle Atlantic Press, 1988.

Web Guide

"Charter to William Penn," March 4, 1681, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

AFSC Website: They Served without Weapons

Providing a general overview of the CPS with photographs of their activities.

Carlisle Indian Industrial School Website

Created by a historian devoted to recovering the full story of the Carlisle school

Delaware County Historical Society

Ashmead's History of Delaware County is excellent, richly detailed. A great source for both the curious and the scholarly.

Eastern State Penitentiary Website

Interactive and informative website run by the Eastern Sate Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc.


Contains much valuable historical information and hours of operation and directions for visitors.

Quaker Information Center

Includes information about the Religious Society of Friends, including Quaker beliefs & practices, history, organizations, literature, activities, and events; volunteer & service opportunities; and some employment listings

Quakers & The Political Process: LIving Our Faith in Action

Includes brief illustrated histories of Quaker political activities from the 1600s to the presrent.

The Swedish Colonial Society

Website on Swedish settlements in North America that includes historic sites and other useful information.

William Penn on

Includes biography of Penn and excerpts from his writings.

William Penn, Proprietor

Helpful website detailing Penn's activities in his burgeoning colony.

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