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Author Kenny, Kevin, 1960-
Title Peaceable kingdom lost : the Paxton Boys and the destruction of William Penn's holy experiment / Kevin Kenny.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

Author Kenny, Kevin, 1960-
Subject Penn, William, 1644-1718 -- Philosophy.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Paxton Boys.
Pennsylvania -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century.
Vigilantes -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.
Indians of North America -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.
Culture conflict -- Pennsylvania -- History.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 294 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-284) and index.
Contents Newcomers -- Settlers and squatters -- Expansion -- Fraud -- A hunger for land -- Braddock's defeat -- Pennsylvania goes to war -- Negotiations -- Westward journeys -- Conquest -- Indian uprising -- Rangers -- Conestoga Indiantown -- Lancaster workhouse -- Panic in Philadelphia -- The Declaration and Remonstrance -- A proper spirit of jealousy and revenge -- Christian white savages -- Under the tyrant's foot -- Killers -- Mercenaries -- Revolutionaries.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199734450 (electronic bk.)
0199734453 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 463299235
Additional Format Print version: Kenny, Kevin, 1960- Peaceable kingdom lost. New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780195331509 (DLC) 2008038445 (OCoLC)245598485

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