"A first-rate book. Highly recommended."

"Well-researched, sprightly written, graced with a compelling and well-argued theme, spread over a period with three wars and long agitation over slavery, and apt to leave the reader aglow with approbation about a group of people who tried valiantly to live up to their profession, even as they had a far-reaching impact on sometimes antagonistic neighbors."
--FRIENDS Journal

"An excellent historical case study of a group who consciously strived to maintain compassion and empathy for all humanity, even as they agitated for social justic and modeled progressive social change."
--Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

"A welcome contribution to the study of southern history and the antislavery movement."
--The Journal of American History

"Impressive, well researched, and covincing."
--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

"A great model for interpreting small, diasporic religious groups within their own historical context…a deeply researched, effectively argued study of southern religious dissent."
--South Historian

"In this meticulously researched study, Crothers balances the demands of economic, social, religious, and cultural history while covering 150 years of Quaker history in northern Virginia."
--The Journal of Southern History

“An exemplary scholarly treatment of an eminent and significant manifestation of American dissent.”
--The Journal of Southern Religion