Nantucket (Mass.) -- History
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"Nantucket Quakerism," written by Robert Leach, describes Quakerism in Nantucket from 1698 to 1763, and theorizes that the failure to solve the problem of common land ownership lead to the collapse of Nantucket.
Overview The Rodman and Rotch families were New England Quakers. Samuel Rodman (1753-1835) married Elizabeth Rotch (1757-1856) in 1780. He was a successful Nantucket and New Bedford, Massachusetts, whaling merchant and clerk of New England Yearly Meeting. Elizabeth (Rotch) Rodman was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, also from a family involved in the whaling business, and active in philanthropic and reform causes. They had nine children. The Rodmans and Rotches were closely intertwined...