Friends and Strangers–Now in Paperback

Friends and Strangers: The Making of a Creole Culture in Colonial Pennsylvania
John Smolenski
416 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 illus.
Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4239-3 | $45.00 | £29.50
Paper 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2203-6 | $24.95 | £16.50
A volume in the Early American Studies series

Friends and Strangers"An excellent retelling of the political history of an extraordinary colonial experiment. . . . Focusing on creolization allows Smolenski to root Pennsylvania politics in Quaker culture while also providing the basis for useful comparisons with the experiences of other charter groups in the colonial Atlantic."–Journal of American History

Friends and Strangers offers a provocative new look at the transfer of English culture to North America. Setting Pennsylvania in the context of the broader Atlantic phenomenon of creolization, Smolenski's account of the Quaker colony's origins reveals the vital role this process played in creating early American society. Read more . . .

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