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
     
 

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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.

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
Sales rank:
427,151
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

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