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Wild Yankees The Struggle for Independence along Pennsylvania's Revolutionary Frontier

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ISBN-10: 0801444942

ISBN-13: 9780801444944

Edition: 2007

Authors: Paul B. Moyer

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Northeast Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley was truly a dark and bloody ground, the site of murders, massacres, and pitched battles. The valley's turbulent history was the product of a bitter contest over property and power known as the Wyoming controversy. This dispute, which raged between the mid-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, intersected with conflicts between whites and native peoples over land, a jurisdictional contest between Pennsylvania and Connecticut, violent contention over property among settlers and land speculators, and the social tumult of the American Revolution. In its later stages, the controversy pitted Pennsylvania and its settlers and speculators against "Wild…    
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 11/16/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.78" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

List of Illustrations
A Note on Terminology
Introduction: A Farmer's Revolution
"Among Quarrelsome Yankees, Insidious Indians, and Lonely Wilds": Natives, Colonists, and the Wyoming Controversy
"A Great Many Wrangling Disputes": Authority, Allegiance, Property, and the Frontier War for Independence
"A Dangerous Combination of Villains": The Social Context of Agrarian Resistance
"All the Difficulties of Forming a New Settlement": Frontier Migration, Land Speculation, and Settler Insurgency
"A Perfect Union with the People": Cultures of Resistance along the Revolutionary Frontier
"Poor and Ignorant but Industrious Settlers": Frontier Development and the Path to Accommodation
"Artful Deceivers": Yankee Notables and the Resolution of the Wyoming Controversy
Epilogue: Closing the Revolutionary Frontier
Selected Bibliography