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    • A Colony Sprung from Hell

    • Pittsburgh and the Struggle for Authority on the Western Pennsylvania Frontier, 1744-1794
    • By: Daniel P. Barr
    • Narrated by: Michael Kazalski
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The early settlement of the region around Pittsburgh was characterized by a messy collision of personal, provincial, national, and imperial interests. Driven by the efforts of Europeans, Pennsylvanians, Virginians, and Indians, almost everyone attempted to manipulate the clouded political jurisdiction of the region. A Colony Sprung from Hell traces this complex struggle. The events and episodes that make up the story highlight the difficulties of creating and consolidating authority along the frontier.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • These places have names.

    • By Scott A. Yerecic on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $24.95