The Paxton Boys and Edward Shippen: Defiance and Deference on a Collapsing Frontier

The Paxton Boys and Edward Shippen: Defiance and Deference on a Collapsing Frontier <p>The horror of a collapsing frontier haunted Edward Shippen once he moved to Lancaster. Shippen expected that frontiersmen from places such as Paxton to keep that demon at bay, but in December 1763 these frontiersmen rejected the part that Lancaster’s elites assigned them. In targeting the Conestoga Indians, the Paxton Boys sent a message less to Philadelphia’s provincial authorities than to nearby elites such as Shippen, who failed to act, frontiersmen believed, as a local patriarch should.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal University of Pennsylvania Press

The Paxton Boys and Edward Shippen: Defiance and Deference on a Collapsing Frontier

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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Copyright © 2008 The McNeil Center for Early American Studies.
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1559-0895

Abstract

<p>The horror of a collapsing frontier haunted Edward Shippen once he moved to Lancaster. Shippen expected that frontiersmen from places such as Paxton to keep that demon at bay, but in December 1763 these frontiersmen rejected the part that Lancaster’s elites assigned them. In targeting the Conestoga Indians, the Paxton Boys sent a message less to Philadelphia’s provincial authorities than to nearby elites such as Shippen, who failed to act, frontiersmen believed, as a local patriarch should.</p>

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Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary JournalUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Jun 14, 2016

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