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
Published: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University Of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
Series:Early American studies.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.