The Pennsylvania and New York Frontier: History from 1720 to the Close of the Revolution

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The Pennsylvania and New York Frontier: History from 1720 to the Close of the Revolution

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Interesting topics in Mr. Brewster’s review of the early days on the Pennsylvania and New York frontier include the Susquehanna Indian town of Shamokin, The Great Lancaster Treaty of 1744, Frontier Forts like Ticonderoga, the Albany Congress and Susquehanna Purchase. Friedenshutten, The Fair Play Republic, Desolation on the frontier, the French Invasion, Sir William Johnson, Frances Slocum, The Wyoming and Cherry Valley Massacres, and Sullivan Expedition are also included in this very informative book.Each of Brewster’s 32 chapters gives you an in-dept view of specific 18th century events and people not always given while reading history complete with more intimate details often overlooked in books through his extensive footnotes pulled from primary sources and listed and the end of each chapter. This 237pp HB comes complete with extensive footnotes pulled from primary sources and listed at the end of each chapter. Another Great Pennsylvania Series book from Wennawoods Publishing…...If you want to know about the 18th century on the Pennsylvania and New York Frontier, you will come away with a better understanding of the events and players of the time period; and if you take pleasure in reading a well-written book, you will enjoy reading The Pennsylvania and New York Frontier: History from 1720 to the Close of the Revolution.Inasmuch as no connected and complete history of the Pennsylvania and New York frontier had been published at the time this book was published, the author, William Brewster, undertook to write its history in 1954. The founding of each of the original 13 colonies was fundamentally different. In early 18th century New England, adjoining townships, fully organized at the time of settlement with churches and schools, were closely-knit together, insuring their mutual support and protection. To the south, the large plantations of Virginia were located along lowland rivers and these streams afforded easy access, communication and European luxuries. Only across the mountains in the western parts of the colonies was there a real wilderness frontier where the frontiersmen could only depend on themselves. Wearing fringed hunting shirts and buckskin breeches, they carried only a rifle, tomahawk and scalping knife. Many were so poor, that without horse or cow, they made their way into secluded mountain coves and squatted in cabins made of unhewn logs without windows or floor, save for the hard ground. Here they raised or hunted what they ate, made what they wore, doctored themselves, and worshipped their creator alone if at all. The sun rarely penetrated the dense foliage to warm the ground beneath, but the hardships of the wilderness made these pioneers strong and this is their story on the Pennsylvania and New York frontier. Interesting topics in Mr. Brewster’s review of the early days on the Pennsylvania and New York frontier include the Susquehanna Indian town of Shamokin, The Great Lancaster Treaty of 1744, Frontier Forts like Ticonderoga, the Albany Congress and Susquehanna Purchase. Friedenshutten, The Fair Play Republic, Desolation on the frontier, the French Invasion, Sir William Johnson, Frances Slocum, The Wyoming and Cherry Valley Massacres, and Sullivan Expedition are also included in this very informative book. Each of Brewster’s 32 chapters gives you an in-dept view of specific 18th century events and people not always given while reading history complete with more intimate details often overlooked in books through his extensive footnotes pulled from primary sources and listed and the end of each chapter. If you want to know about the 18th century on the Pennsylvania and New York Frontier, you will come away with a better understanding of the events and players of the time period; and if you take pleasure in reading a well-written book, you will enjoy reading The Pennsylvania and New York Frontier: History from 1720 to the Close of the Revolution. This 237pp HB comes complete with extensive footnotes pulled from primary sources and listed at the end of each chapter. 

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