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

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

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Kenny, Kevin. Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn's Holy Experiment. Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9781616641832.

Pictorial wrappers, 6 x 9 inches, 294 pp., illustrated. Fine. Paperback.  [4226] 

"In the winter of 1763-64, colonists from the Susquehanna-side settlements of Pennsylvania committed acts of extraordinary violence against Indians living near Lancaster.  This spasm of cruelty, the Paxton riots, set in motion Kevin Kenny's Peaceable Kingdom Lost -- a patient, clearly written narrative, organized by the unraveling during wartime of seven decades of intercultural peace, that lingers especially on the murky figures of the rioters and on the Wyoming Valley of eastern Pennsylvania, a landscape contested between Natives, Pennsylvanians, and Connecticut Yankees, where intercultural animosities became intercolonial and, at last, revolutionary."