The Dissenting Atlantic: Archives and Unquiet Libraries, 1776-1865




This research engages with a historically situated set of transatlantic networks, chiefly centred on communities of nonconformists in Yorkshire and Pennsylvania and their social activism and contributions to architecture and medicine, abolition and to institutions of learning as well as libraries. Drawing on nearly a decade of original research, I propose to write a book revealing a previously little-known story.  Reflecting on outward-looking and transatlantic models of personal relationships from history, offers the opportunity to conceive of inclusive models of community, challenge and care.