Karen Ramsburg With Introductory Remarks by Patrick Spero and Nathan Kozuskanich ditor's note: Karen Ramsburg has been at the forefront of the drive to save the William Smith House in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Patrick Spero and Nathan Kozuskanich introduce the importance of Smith and the Black Boys for understanding the American Revolution, followed by a brief excerpt from chapter 2 of Ramsburg's book Smith Rebellion 1765 Gives Rise to Modern Politics, published by iUniverse. Readers interested in participating in saving the Smith House, or seeking more information, should go online to smithrebellion1765.com. the william smith house: organizing the frontier in the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries Patrick Spero, Williams College Associate Editor, On March 6, 1765, a pack train of at least eighty horses carrying £30,000 of goods approached Sideling Hill, a small Appalachian ridge in southwestern Pennsylvania.1 The train was on its way to Fort Pitt, where George Croghan, a leading diplomatic figure in this corner of the British empire, planned to use some of : a journal of mid-atlantic studies, vol. 79, no. 1, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Pennsylvania Historical Association these goods to negotiate a peace treaty with the Shawnee Indians and thus formally end Pontiac's
Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies – Penn State University Press
Published: Mar 31, 2012
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