Frontier Country

Synthesizing the tensions between high and low politics and eastern and western regions in Pennsylvania before the Revolution, Patrick Spero recasts the importance of frontiers, as eighteenth-century Pennsylvanians would have understood them, to the development of colonial America and the origins of American Independence.

Frontier Country
The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania

Patrick Spero

2016 | 352 pages | Cloth $45.00 | Paper $26.50
American History
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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 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