Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
‘The Truest Form of Patriotism’Pacifist Feminism in Britain, 1870–1902$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Heloise Brown

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719065309

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719065309.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use.date: 28 June 2022

Priscilla Peckover and the ‘truest form of patriotism’1

Priscilla Peckover and the ‘truest form of patriotism’1

Chapter:
(p.79) 5 Priscilla Peckover and the ‘truest form of patriotism’1
Source:
‘The Truest Form of Patriotism’
Author(s):

Heloise Brown

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719065309.003.0006

This chapter reviews the study of the Peace Society and suggests that it was simply impractical to expect pacifists divided by Christianity in the peace principle to work together. Yet the work of one of the most active women in the late nineteenth-century peace movement demonstrates that it was possible for absolute pacifists to work closely with non-absolutists, even when differences of opinion and principle occurred. Priscilla Peckover provides a key example of interorganisational co-operation, especially in respect of the mass movement she generated: the Local Peace Associations. Her methods of working drew upon both Quaker ideals and domestic ideology. In contrast to the Peace Society's approach, which was often both defensive and, to some extent, uncooperative, Peckover was influenced by gendered norms of behaviour that, when combined with her Quaker background and the context of the peace movement, gave rise to more collaborative and conciliatory methods.

Keywords:   Peace Society, peace movement, non-absolutists, Local Peace Associations, Quaker background, absolute pacifists, domestic ideology

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.