PMHB, October 2012

PMHB, October 2012






The Pennsylvania Backcountry

Front Matter

by Tamara Gaskell


by Daniel P. Barr   

Review Essay: Did Pennsylvania Have a Middle Ground? Examining Indian-White Relations on the Eighteenth- Century Pennsylvania Frontier
by Daniel P. Barr   

The Conojocular War: The Politics of Colonial Competition, 1732–1737
by Patrick Spero

“Fair Play Has Entirely Ceased, and Law Has Taken Its Place”: The Rise and Fall of the Squatter Republic in the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna River, 1768–1800
by Marcus Gallo

Notes and Documents

A Cunning Man’s Legacy: The Papers of Samuel Wallis (1736–1798)
by David W. Maxey

Hidden Gems

The Map That Reveals the Deception of the 1737 Walking Purchase
by Steven C. Harper

Charting the Colonial Backcountry: Joseph Shippen’s Map of the Susquehanna River
by Katherine Faull

John Harris, Historical Interpretation, and the Standing Stone Mystery Revealed
by Linda A. Ries

Rev. John Elder and Identity in the Pennsylvania Backcountry
by Kevin Yeager

A Failed Peace: The Friendly Association and the Pennsylvania Backcountry during the Seven Years’ War
by Michael Goode

Letters to Farmers in Pennsylvania: John Dickinson Writes to the Paxton Boys
by Jane E. Calvert

The Kittanning Destroyed Medal
by Brandon C. Downing

Pennsylvania’s Warrantee Township Maps
by Pat Speth Sherman

Joseph Priestley House
by Patricia Likos Ricci

Ezechiel Sangmeister’s Way of Life in Greater Pennsylvania
by Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe

John McMillan’s Journal: Presbyterian Sacramental Occasions and the Second Great Awakening
by James L. Gorman

An Eighteenth-Century Linguistic Borderland
by Sean P. Harvey

Buried in Plain Sight: Indian “Curiosities” in Du Simitère’s American Museum
by Mairin Odle

Fort Rice
by Brian J. Mast

A Voice in the Wilderness: Alexander Addison’s Case for Peace during the Whiskey Rebellion  
by Jeffrey Meyer

“Upon God Knows What Ground”: African American Slavery in Western Pennsylvania  
by Y’Hoshua R. Murray

Little Britain Ledgers 
by Michelle M. Mormul