Wild Yankees The Struggle for Independence along Pennsylvania's Revolutionary Frontier
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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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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 11/16/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.78" tall
|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|