Peaceable Kingdom Lost

The Paxton boys and the Destruction of William Penn's Holy Experiment
Author(s): 
Kenny, Kevin
ISBN: 
9780195331509
Date published: 
September 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£43.00

By what right do some people take over the land of others? Covering the period from the foundation of colonial Pennsylvania in the 1680s to its dissolution during the American Revolution. This book explains how William Penn's 'holy experiment' in religious tolerance and social harmony gradually disintegrated under the pressure of ever-intensifying forms of colonialist expropriation. For Pennsylvania's Indians, the consequences were disastrous.'