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A Harmony of the SpiritsTranslation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania$
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Patrick M. Erben

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835579

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807838198_erben

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“What Will Become of Pennsylvania?”: War, Community, and the Language of Suffering for Peace

“What Will Become of Pennsylvania?”: War, Community, and the Language of Suffering for Peace

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(p.243) Chapter Six “What Will Become of Pennsylvania?”: War, Community, and the Language of Suffering for Peace
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A Harmony of the Spirits
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Patrick M. Erben

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807838198_erben.12

Beginning with the War of Jenkins's Ear and King George's War in the 1740s, Pennsylvania's peaceful status was threatened by rising imperial tensions. This chapter argues that debates over war, defense, and pacifism seemed to herald the end of the ideal of spiritual community and exacerbate existing as well as perceived differences in Pennsylvania.

Keywords:   Jenkins's Ear, King George's War, Pennsylvania, war, defense, pacifism, spiritual community

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