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Frontier rebels : the fight for independence in the American West, 1765-1776 / Patrick Spero.

Spero, Patrick, (author.).
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  • 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 973.27 SPE (Text) 39230031905993 Adult New Books Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library 973.311 SPE (Text) 30477101233132 Adult: New Checked out 12/05/2018
Princeton PL - Princeton 973.049 Spe (Text) 30890000696094 New Adult Materials Upper level Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 973.311 SP36 (Text) 51735011904538 Adult department Checked out 12/07/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780393634709
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 268 pages: maps; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Preface: the crisis of empire -- Setting the stage -- The mission -- The convoy departs -- The attack -- Transformation -- Crisis -- Independence -- The Elusive peace -- Disintegration -- Imperial failure -- Revolution -- Epilogue: legacies
Summary, etc.:
"The untold story of the "Black Boys," a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765 that sparked the American Revolution. In Frontier Rebels, historian Patrick Spero tells the story of the Black Boys, a band of rebels whose protests ignited the American Revolution. In 1765, as the Stamp Act riled eastern seaports, frontiersmen clashed with the British Empire over another issue: Indian relations. When British officials launched a risky diplomatic expedition into the American interior to open trade with the Indian warrior Pontiac, the Black Boys formed to stop it. Distrustful of Native neighbors and suspicious of imperial aims, the Black Boys led an uprising that threatened the future of Britain's empire. Clashing with unscrupulous traders, daring diplomats, Native warriors, and imperious British officials, the Black Boys evolved into an organized political movement that resisted the Crown years before the Declaration of Independence. A fast-paced read examining an overlooked conflict, Frontier Rebels brings to life a forgotten cast of characters and sheds new light on the origins of American Independence."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Black Boys Rebellion, 1765
Pennsylvania > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Insurgency > Pennsylvania > 18th century.

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