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These web pages provide good general facts on the Quakers:, BBC Quaker Fact Page, and Earlham School of Religion Digital Quaker Collection.

More detailed information about the Underground Railroad and Quakers’ role within it, can be found on the website for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The National Geographic Society’s website includes an interactive activity called “The Journey” where participants learn more about the journey to freedom.  Owen Sound’s Black History includes a short article on runaway slaves’ connection to this site in Canada.  PBS’ WGBH site includes good information on the hardships blacks faced in Northern States as part of the series, Africans in America.

What Every Woman Should Know about the Seneca Falls Convention has more details on the convention.

The Nobel Prize website lists all the organizations that have received the Peace Prize.

These sites are good resources for hunger facts: Food Waste in America, a Growing Concern, World Hunger Facts, World Hunger Facts, Figures, Stats.

Read a short biography of Jessamyn West at the Contemporary Authors database.


Living Simply With Children: A Voluntary Simplicity Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids Who Want to Reclaim the Bliss of Childhood and the Joy of Parenting by Marie Shelock (Three Rivers Press: New York, NY,2003).

Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity by Catherine Whitmire (Sorin Books: Notre Dame, Indiana, 2001).

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