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Peaceable Kingdom Lost The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn's Holy Experiment

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ISBN-10: 0195331508

ISBN-13: 9780195331509

Edition: 2009

Authors: Kevin Kenny

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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. Kenny recounts how rapacious frontier settlers, most of them of Ulster extraction, began to encroach on Indian land as squatters, while William Penn's sons cast off their father's Quaker heritage and turned instead to fraud, intimidation, and eventually violence during the French and Indian War. In 1763, a group of frontier settlers known as the Paxton Boys…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.30" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
False Dawn
Newcomers
Settlers and Squatters
Expansion
Fraud
A Hunger for Land
Theatre of Bloodshed and Rapine
Braddock's Defeat
Pennsylvania Goes to War
Negotiations
Westward Journeys
Conquest
Zealots
Indian Uprising
Rangers
Conestoga Indiantown
Lancaster Workhouse
Panic in Philadelphia
A War of Words
The Declaration and Remonstrance
A Proper Spirit of Jealousy and Revenge
Christian White Savages
Under the Tyrant's Foot
Unraveling
Killers
Mercenaries
Revolutionaries
Appendix: Identifying the Conestoga Indians and the Paxton Boys
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index