Tag: Quakers

Arthur Cooper
Nantucket History & People

A Look Back … Segregation on Nantucket

by Amy Jenness Despite its reputation as a 19th century antislavery stronghold, Nantucket’s first generations of European settlers owned slaves and the process of integrating the island has at times been a difficult one. In 1659, nine English families purchased large portions of the island and came here to establish […]

Quaker Meeting House | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Essays

Mending the World

by Robert P. Barsanti Every Sunday, at 11:30, I realize I am late for church. I come by this feeling honestly. My family came to St. Marie Goretti’s late as a regular habit, so much so that the Pastor had the wise idea that if he made my father a […]