A Town In-Between

This study of eighteenth-century Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and its Scots-Irish inhabitants reconsiders the role early American towns played in the development of the American interior. Towns were not spearheads of a progressive Euro-American civilization but volatile places functioning in the middle of a diverse and dynamic mid-Atlantic.

A Town In-Between
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and the Early Mid-Atlantic Interior

Judith Ridner

2010 | 320 pages | Cloth $49.95
American History
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Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations

Introduction
Chapter 1. Creating a Town In-Between
Chapter 2. Negotiating the Boundaries
Chapter 3. New Lines Drawn
Chapter 4. War and Revolution
Chapter 5. Still In-Between
Chapter 6. Adapting to the Next Century

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index