Date of Award

Spring 1992

Document Type

Restricted Thesis

Terms of Use

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


History Department

First Advisor

Marjorie Murphy


Holding that schools are mirrors of society, Margaret A. Hogan explores the effects of the Hicksite Separation of 1827 on three Quaker schools within the greater Philadelphia region. Hogan devotes a section to each school. Hogan found that the Hicksite Schism had a profound effect on the Quaker community, especially on the Westtown Boarding School, and provided the impetus for the founding of the Friends Select and Friends Central schools. However, Westtown Boarding School, which existed before, during, and after the separation, was more influenced. Hogan’s paper relies on a synthesis of secondary, analytical sources on Quaker education, as well as primary documents from the Quaker Collection in Magill Library at Haverford College and the Friends Historical Society in McCabe Library at Swarthmore College.