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Published: 30 July 2009

304 Pages | 20 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780195331509

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Peaceable Kingdom Lost

The Paxton boys and the Destruction of William Penn's Holy Experiment

Kevin Kenny

  • Colorful story of the clash between colonists in William Penn's Pennsylvania and the native Conestoga Indians set against the French and Indian War.
  • Posits the idea of "right by conquest" as an overarching principle animating frontier squatters, the Paxton Boys, the Iroquois Indians, and the government of the new United States in 1783.
  • Based on extensive research in eighteenth-century primary sources
  • The revealing history of how Pennsylvania colonists mistreated Native Americans, ending Penn's dream of a Peaceable Kingdom