A Colony Sprung from Hell
- Pittsburgh and the Struggle for Authority on the Western Pennsylvania Frontier, 1744-1794
- Narrated by: Michael Kazalski
- Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-21-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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Author Daniel P. Barr demonstrates that deep divisions marked efforts to exercise power over the western Pennsylvania frontier and limited the effectiveness of such attempts. They developed roughly along provincial lines, owing to a fierce competition between Pennsylvania and Virginia to incorporate the region into their colonies. This jurisdictional dispute permeated many social and political levels, impacting all those who sought power and influence along the western Pennsylvania frontier. Individuals, businesses, provincial governments, and British policymakers competed for jurisdiction in the political and legal arenas, while migrants, settlers, and Indians opposed one another on the ground in a contest that was far more confrontational and violent. Although the participants and the nature of the conflict changed over time, the fundamental question of who was going to make the important decisions regarding the region remained unsettled and unanswered, resulting in a consistent pattern of discord and contention.
A Colony Sprung from Hell is an important contribution to the understanding of power and authority along the late colonial frontier.
The book is published by The Kent State University Press.
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By Scott A. Yerecic on 01-13-17
These places have names.
The narrator Michael Kazalski could have called ANYONE from the Pittsburgh area and he would have been able to pronounce the names of the places in this book. He failed to do so and the reading is a disaster.
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