Quaker Abolitionists Levi and Catherine Coffin

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Quaker Abolitionists Levi and Catherine Coffin – what inspired, motivated, and enabled them to be distinquished historical humanitarians.

This is a research paper for the History capstone course Quakers. I was able to choose a topic and decided to write about the topic: Quakers and the rise of the abolitionist movement, more specifically on the Underground Railroad. For this research paper you are to focus on the Quaker abolitionists Levi Coffin and his wife Catherine Coffin, writing a thesis centered around what inspired, motivated, and enabled Levi and Catherine Coffin to become such distinguished historical humanitarians. For this paper it is required that you must add something new to the conversation of what inspired, motivated, and enabled Levi and Catherine Coffin to become the distinguished historical humanitarians that history remembers. By something new i simply mean another angle or approach that hasn’t been written about. I will restate that you must bring something new to the conversation regarding what inspired, motivated, and enabled Levi Coffin and Catherine Coffin to become the distinguished historical humanitarians that history recalls. This is a lengthy research paper that requires you to research many primary and secondary sources. I will detail some you should use below. You must back your thesis up with quality research to develop your paper.

My professor recommended a few different sources that should be referenced and included in the bibliography as well as any other sources that you find. You should use approximately 15 primary sources, and 15 secondary sources. The sources that my professor recommended you should cite are the following:

An article from “Quaker History”, an article from “Quaker Studies”, an article that was published in another scholarly journal before 2007, an article that was published in another scholarly journal after 2007, an article from “The Historical Dictionary of the Friends”, a citation from The Historical Dictionary of the Friends”, a citation from “An Introduction to Quakerism”, and a university press book published after 2007.

You must cite using Chicago or Turabian. You must cite using end-notes with specific page numbers (not footnotes).

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me ASAP. This paper determines the grade for the course. It is the only assignment.

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