Summary: Quakers and Capitalism is both an economic history of Friends and a history and commentary on the significant, perhaps even indispensable, Quaker contributions to capitalist culture, especially in its early industrial form. The history part of the book is more or less complete up through World War I, and roughly sketched out to the present.
Presentations. I have done a number of presentations on this material and I’ve found that Friends are universally amazed at the significance of Quaker economic contributions, a history that is almost completely unknown to most Friends.
I am a trained and seasoned public speaker and I welcome opportunities to share this incredible story more widely. Please contact me if you are interested.
Read a draft. Click the link to read a draft of the book so far in pdf format.