The Civics of Friendly Persuasion
Maintaining or changing their ways in a fundamental, even vital sense: That is the challenge confronting a family of “Friends” (commonly referred to as Quakers) during the American Civil War in the 1956 William Wyler movie Friendly Persuasion. Starring Dorothy McGuire and Gary Cooper, the film stands out on several counts, all of which are notable, even if not all were benign:
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