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

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

by Kevin Kenny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199753946

ISBN-13: 9780199753949

Pub. Date: 05/13/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199753949
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/13/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: False Dawn
1. Newcomers
2. Settlers and Squatters
3. Expansion
4. Fraud
5. A Hunger for Land

Part II: Theatre of Bloodshed and Rapine
6. Braddock's Defeat
7. Pennsylvania Goes to War
8. Negotiations
9. Westward Journeys
10. Conquest

Part III: Zealots
11. Indian Uprisings
12. Rangers
13. Conestoga Indiantown
14. Lancaster Workhouse
15. Panic in Philadelphia

Part IV: A War of Words
16. The Declaration and Remonstrance
17. A Proper Spirit of Jealousy and Revenge
18. Christian White Savages
19. Under the Tyrant's Foot

Part V: Unraveling
20. Killers
21. Mercenaries
22. Revolutionaries

Appendix: Identifying the Conestoga Indians and the Paxton Boys
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Introduction
False Dawn
1. Newcomers
2. Settlers and Squatters
3. Expansion
4. Fraud
5. A Hunger for Land
"Theatre of Bloodshed and Rapine"
6. Braddock's Defeat
7. Pennsylvania Goes to War
8. Negotiations
9. Westward Journeys
10. Conquest
Zealots
11. Indian Uprising
12. Rangers
13. Conestoga Indiantown
14. Lancaster Workhouse
15. Panic in Philadelphia
A War of Words
16. Germantown
17. "A proper Spirit of Jealousy, and Revenge"
18. "Christian White Savages"
19. "Under the Tyran's Foot
Unraveling
20. Killers
21. Mercenaries
22. Revolutionaries
Players
Chronology

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