Culture: The Flavors of Philadelphia Life

Philadelphia began as a religious colony, a utopia if you will. But all religions were welcome, so Quakerism mainly persists in its effects on others, both locally and in America, in Art, clubs, and the way of life.

Quakerism has a light touch. You have to know something about Quakerism to see its effect on Philadelphia; from that you can see its effect on America. Benjamin Franklin had an enduring effect, but Quakers got here first, and their effect on Franklin can be discerned.