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Treason in Colonial Pennsylvania

Carlton F.W. Larson

in The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190932749
eISBN:
9780190932770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932749.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter provides a summary of treason law in Pennsylvania from the founding of the colony by William Penn in 1682 through the outbreak of the War for Independence. After several halting starts, ... More


Barracks: Constructing a Colonial Military Infrastructure

John Gilbert McCurdy

in Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736605
eISBN:
9781501736612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736605.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores the alternative quarters the American colonists sought for the North American Establishment, describing how massive barracks arose in the four largest American cities and ... More


The Culture of Vigilantism

Catherine McNicol Stock

in Rural Radicals: Righteous Rage in the American Grain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501714030
eISBN:
9781501714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

However progressive their notions of reform, rural Americans’ anger has long found expression through violence as well as conventional politics. Class, race, religious, and ethnic resentments played ... More


Severing the Ties of Empire

William E. Nelson

in E Pluribus Unum: How the Common Law Helped Unify and Liberate Colonial America, 1607-1776

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190880804
eISBN:
9780190882174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190880804.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines legal developments between the passage of the Declaratory Act and the outbreak of the American Revolution. It also examines various rebellions against colonial governments that ... More


The Other Indians in Town

Colin Calloway

in The Chiefs Now in This City: Indians and the Urban Frontier in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197547656
eISBN:
9780197547687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547656.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that tribal delegates were not the only Indian people to be found in the cites of early America. Indian people included cities in their trade networks and they lived and worked in ... More


Pennsylvania’s Protestant Politics

D. G. Hart

in Benjamin Franklin: Cultural Protestant

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198788997
eISBN:
9780191830990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788997.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 9 discusses how Pennsylvania gave Franklin more room for his talents, doubts, and questions than Boston did, thanks to the Quakers’ commitment to intellectual and religious freedom. The ... More


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