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The storm gathering : the Penn family and the American Revolution

Author: Lorett Treese
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Penn family.; Penn family.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorett Treese
ISBN: 027100858X 9780271008585
OCLC Number: 25552444
Notes: "A Keystone book."
Description: x, 245 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "Receive What Moneys Thou Canst Get In": The Penn Proprietorship --
2. "Proprietary Affairs Suffer Much": The Penn Family in the Mid-Eighteenth Century --
3. "To Kill Us All, and Burn the Town": The Paxton Boys --
4. "Contentions and Squabbling": The Movement for Royal Government --
5. "To Prevent a Stamp Duty Being Laid on America": Pennsylvania and the Stamp Act --
6. "Greatest Confusion": The Personal Trials of John Penn --
7. "Ungovernable Spirit of the Frontier": The Incident at Middle Creek --
8. "The Storm Gathering": Pennsylvania and the Townshend Duties --
9. "More Vexation and Uneasiness": The Connecticut Yankees in Pennsylvania, 1763-1773 --
10. "A Fortune in the Clouds": The Dispute After the Death of Richard Penn Sr. --
11. "So Glorious an Exertion of Public Virtue and Spirit": Opposing the Tea Act in Philadelphia --
12. "Keeping Up the Flame": The Penns and Politics from 1774 to Lexington --
13. "Surrounded with Many Vexations": The Penn Family and the Death of Thomas Penn --
14. "A Difficult Card to Play": The Penns, Independence, and the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 --
15. "Very Alarming to the Inhabitants of Those Parts": Pennsylvania's Border Problems from 1774 to 1776 --
16. "Calm Spectator of the Civil War": Pennsylvania as a Commonwealth, John Penn as Private Citizen --
17. "Unjustly Deprived of Their Property": The Divestment Act of 1779 --
18. "Without Repining What Is Out of Our Power": The Penns in the Wake of the American Revolution --
Appendix A: Condensed Penn Family Tree and Interests in the Proprietorship --
Appendix B: Chronology
Responsibility: Lorett Treese.
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