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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
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 294 pages) : illustrations, maps
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-284) and index
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Subject Penn, William, 1644-1718 -- Philosophy.
Culture conflict -- Pennsylvania -- History.
Indians of North America -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.
Paxton Boys.
Vigilantes -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Pennsylvania -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199734453 (electronic bk.)
9780199734450 (electronic bk.)