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Peaceable kingdom lost : the Paxton Boys and the destruction of William Penn's holy experiment

Author: Kevin Kenny
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Penn established Pennsylvania in 1682 as a "holy experiment" in which Europeans and Indians could live together in harmony. In this book, historian Kevin Kenny explains how this Peaceable Kingdom--benevolent, Quaker, pacifist--gradually disintegrated in the eighteenth century, with disastrous consequences for Native Americans ... Based on extensive research in eighteenth-century primary sources, this ...  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Penn; William Penn; William Penn; William Penn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Kenny
ISBN: 9780195331509 0195331508 9780199753949 0199753946
OCLC Number: 245598485
Description: viii, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. False dawn --
Newcomers --
Settlers and squatters --
Expansion --
Fraud --
A hunger for land --
pt. 2. Theatre of bloodshed and rapine --
Braddock's defeat --
Pennsylvania goes to war --
Negotiations --
Westward journeys --
Conquest --
pt. 3. Zealots --
Indian uprising --
Rangers --
Conestoga Indiantown --
Lancaster workhouse --
Panic in Philadelphia --
pt. 4. A war of words --
The Declaration and Remonstrance --
A proper spirit of jealousy and revenge --
Christian white savages --
Under the tyrant's foot --
pt. 5. Unraveling --
Killers --
Mercenaries --
Revolutionaries --
Appendix : Identifying the Conestoga Indians.
Other Titles: Paxton Boys and the destruction of William Penn's holy experiment
Responsibility: Kevin Kenny.
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