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Daniel G. Hoffman
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205)

William Penn and the Indians: The Roots of American Democratic Ideals

To research William Penn's founding of his "Holy Experiment". The emphasis is on the political contributions of Pennsylvania to the definition of such ideals as liberty of conscience, toleration of differing creeds, races, and parties in a pluralistic society, and on tracing the Roots of these secular ideals in the visionary rationalism of the Early Quakers. A byproduct of this research is a book-length poem encompassing the backgrounds and consequences of Penn's treaty with the Indians.

Project fields:
American Literature

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$16,540 (approved)
$16,540 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1975 – 6/30/1976