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Author: DUNBAR, JOHN R. (ED.) Title: The Paxton papers.
Description: Edited with an introduction by John R. Dunbar. The Hague : Martinus Nijhoff, c1957. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. xii,399 pp. Very good copy in very good dustjacket. Original edition. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. - This book presents an interesting view of an important phenomenon, that has continually re-occurred in American history, the repeated quarrel between the urban and commercial east and he rural west. The Paxton papers, printed in Philadelphia in 1764, demonstrated how deep seated the differences were. The Paxton Boys were frontiersmen of Scots-Irish origin from along the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania who formed a vigilante group to retaliate in 1763 against local American Indians in the aftermath of the French and Indian War and Pontiac's Rebellion. They are widely known for murdering 20 Susquehannock in events collectively called the Conestoga Massacre. Following attacks on the Conestoga, in January 1764 about 250 Paxton Boys marched to Philadelphia to present their grievances to the legislature. Met by leaders in Germantown, they finally agreed to disperse on the promise by Benjamin Franklin that their issues would be considered.
Keywords: HISTORY, history, Geschichte
Price: EUR 30.00 = appr. US$ 32.61 Seller: Kloof Booksellers & Scientia Verlag
- Book number: %23225330