In 1764 Pennsylvania, a group of Scots-Irish Presbyterians, identified as the “Paxton Boys,” take the law into their own hands by killing a group of Christianized Indians at Conestoga Manor. What follows is a series of heated confrontations stretching from the Lancaster jailhouse to the streets of Philadelphia. The Digital Paxton will aggregate, annotate, and contextualize pamphlets and political cartoons related to the uprising and its aftermath housed at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia. The Digital Paxton will grow to accommodate pamphlets as they are identified and digitized. Moreover, the project will foreground the latest historiography via contextual contributions from leading Paxton historians. In addition to capturing the text of pamphlets, the Digital Paxton will enable readers to access scanned images of pamphlets, cartoons, and ephemera.


Digital Paxton

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