"A first-rate book. Highly recommended." CHOICE

 "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