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Author Spero, Patrick, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  973 SPE    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  973.311 SPE    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  973.311 SPE    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  973.3 SPERO    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xxvi, 268 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-258) and index.
Summary The story of the "Black Boys," a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765 that sparked the American Revolution. Drawing on largely forgotten manuscript sources from archives across North America, Spero recasts the familiar narrative of the American Revolution to reveal how the West played a crucial role in igniting the flame of American independence.
Contents 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
Subject Croghan, George, 1720?-1782.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.
Ottawa Indians -- History.
ISBN 0393634701 (hardback)
9780393634709 (hardback)
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