Frontier country : the politics of war in early Pennsylvania

In Frontier Country, Patrick Spero addresses one of the most important and controversial subjects in American history: the frontier. Countering the modern conception of the American frontier as an area of expansion, Spero employs the eighteenth-century meaning of the term to show how colonists under...

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Main Author: Spero, Patrick, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University Of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
Series:Early American studies.
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505 0 |a Introduction. Early American frontiers -- Chapter 1. The hidden flaw -- Chapter 2. Growth arrives -- Chapter 3. The first frontier crisis -- Chapter 4. Pennsylvania's apogee -- Chapter 5. Becoming a frontier community -- Chapter 6. Frontier politics -- Chapter 7. The permanent frontier -- Chapter 8. The British Empire's frontier crisis -- Chapter 9. Independent frontiers -- Chapter 10. Creating a frontier government -- Conclusion. Frontiers in a new nation -- Coda. frontiers: meanings, controversies and new evidence. 
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