COVID-19 Response at Fishpond.com.au

Read what we're doing...

Frontier Country
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

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 Country
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. A Note on Frontiers
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments

About the Author

Patrick Spero is the Librarian and Director of the American Philosophical Society Library. He is coeditor of The American Revolution Reborn, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Reviews

"Frontier Country is well-conceived and well-executed, with an original interpretive design that shows how ideas about 'frontier' and 'frontier society' shaped relations within Pennsylvania between colonists and Native Americans and between eastern elites and western settlers."-Timothy Shannon, Gettysburg College


"This important new work takes what some have called 'the f-word' of American history (frontier) and returns it to polite conversation. Starting with the common-sense idea that we should try to understand what colonists meant when they called themselves 'frontier people,' Patrick Spero suggests how Pennsylvania, 'the Keystone State,' can indeed be a keystone for understanding not only early America but the 'frontier country' that followed after 1776."-James H. Merrell, author of Into the American Woods

"Patrick Spero's resuscitation of the concept of the frontier adds considerable analytical power and striking new dimensions to familiar stories of Pennsylvania's founding and early development."-Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah


"Historians have puzzled at the paradox of Pennsylvania's frontier, wondering how a seemingly harmonious region devolved into a space of terror by the time of the America Revolution. In this deeply researched and engagingly written new work, Patrick Spero shows that the problem of frontier governance vexed the colony from the start. The result is a marvelous book that deepens our understanding not just of Pennsylvania's history but the of broader history of imperial politics in eighteenth-century British North America."-John Smolenski, University of California Davis

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania (Early American Studies) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top