This is an annotated bibliography of books I’ve found interesting or useful as a Friend.
Quakers and Capitalism
Meeting House and Counting House: The Quaker Merchants in Colonial Philadelphia: 11682–1783. Frederick B. Tolles; Chapel Hill, NC; 1948.
The Philadelphia Quakers in the Industrial Age: 1865–1920. Philip S. Benjamin; Temple University Press, Phil.; 1976.
Quakerism and Industry Before 1800. Isabel Grubb, M.A.; Williams & Norgate, Ltd., London; 1930.
Quakers In Science and Industry; being an account of the Quaker contribution to science and industry during the 17th and 18th centuries. Arthur Raistrick; The Bannisdale Press, London; 1950.
Quakers in Commerce: A Record of Business Achievement. Paul H. Emden; Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., London; 1939.
The Quakers: Money & Morals. James Walvin; John Murray, London; 1997.
The Covenant Crucified: Quakers and the Rise of Capitalism. Douglas Qwyn; Pendle Hill Publications, Wallingford, PA; 1995.
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Max Weber; Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY; 1905.
The peace testimony
World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability. Amy Chua: Doubleday, 2002. Invaluable book on what drives ethnic violence: how economically oppressed or marginalized ethnic majorities rise up against economically dominant minorities when empowered by partial democratization. The Shia insurgency against the Sunnis in Iraq is a good example, though it postdates the book’s publication.