Digital Paxton: Digital Collection, Critical Edition, and Teaching PlatformMain MenuIntroductionWill FentonUsing Digital PaxtonHistorical OverviewWill FentonDigital CollectionKeywordsEducationTranscriptionsPublic OutreachRedrawing HistoryRedrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America, a two-year project funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, connects Native American artists with the Library Company’s rich collections and far-reaching scholarly community. Partnering with artist Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva), author Lee Francis (Laguna Pueblo), and the indigenous publisher Native Realities Press, the Library Company will publish a graphic novel that reinterprets the Paxton massacre from the perspective of the Conestoga. Dr. Will Fenton, will serve as creative director, connecting the creative team with an advisory board of scholars, local tribal leaders, and educational specialists, and making new archival records accessible via his digital humanities project, Digital Paxton. Published, printed, and distributed by Native American businesses, the graphic novel will include a curriculum to facilitate use in secondary and post-secondary classrooms. Original artwork will be exhibited at the Library Company together with the original collection items that inspired it. And a slate of public programs, including a colloquium and public readings, will engage local audiences; conference presentations will bring the project and its model to academic audiences.ContactCreditsThe Historical Society of Pennsylvania and The Library Company of Philadelphia
An Answer to the Pamphlet Entitled "The Conduct of the Paxton Men" - Title Page
12016-08-19T12:59:10-07:00Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c72002An answer to the pamphlet entituled The conduct of the Paxton men, impartially represented: : wherein the ungenerous spirit of the author is manifested, &c. And the spotted garment pluckt off.plain2016-12-03T16:10:59-08:00Philanthropy (Pamphleteer)LCP Am 1764 795.D.3Philadelphia: : Printed by Anthony Armbruster, in Moravian Alley,, 1764.Denouncing the Paxton men as murderers. Signed: Philanthropy. "The conduct of the Paxton-men .." is attributed to Thomas Barton. Signatures: [A]? B-C? D_.28 p. ; 16 cm (8vo)Evans, C. American bibliography, 9580; English short title catalogue (ESTC), W3749; Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 195327Title PageWill Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c
12016-08-19T15:00:37-07:00Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944cAn Answer to the Pamphlet Entitled "The Conduct of the Paxton Men"Will Fenton4An answer to the pamphlet entituled The conduct of the Paxton men, impartially represented: : wherein the ungenerous spirit of the author is manifested, &c. And the spotted garment pluckt off.gallery2018-02-12T02:55:53-08:00Philadelphia: Printed by Anthony Armbruster, in Moravian Alley, 1764Philanthropy.Call Number: Am 1764 795.D.3Denouncing the Paxton men as murderers. Signed: Philanthropy. "The conduct of the Paxton-men .." is attributed to Thomas Barton. Signatures: [A]? B-C? D. Evans, C. American bibliography, 9580; English short title catalogue (ESTC), W3749; Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 1953.Library Company of Philadelphia.Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c
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12019-01-13T20:17:21-08:00Transcribing the Paxton Boys6Benjamin Bankhurst, Kyle Roberts, and Eleanor Andersenimage_header2019-02-09T14:08:41-08:00This lesson is appropriate for mid- to high-performing history students. The assignment will require one 45-minute period with homework, or one 90-minute period with additional closure on another day. This assignment pairs well with An Interview with the Paxton Boys.
CC 8.1.9.B through 8.1.9.D.
How do we analyze and evaluate sources?
How do we interact with historical memory?
How do we navigate and interpret archives and the sources they contain?
Students will decipher the literal and practical meaning of eighteenth-century printed text.
Students will analyze and evaluate bias in primary sources.
Students will successfully navigate a digital archive.
Differentiation Allow students to phase from guided practice into independent work. Engage with struggling students until they demonstrate ability to reliably transcribe and interpret a passage.
12017-03-29T06:16:54-07:00Paxtons and Politics2plain2017-03-29T06:20:05-07:00Benjamin Franklin, lacking confidence in the proprietors’ ability to manage the unrest, began lobbying for royalization. The push for royalization was unlikely, however, given that royalization would have entailed a standing army and perhaps even the establishment of the Church of England.
Claypoole’s engraving serves as a visual counterpart to Plain Dealer. A Quaker rides a rifle-wielding Scotch-Irish Presbyterian. He is tethered to a tomahawk-clad Indian, who rides a blind-folded German. Benjamin Franklin stands to the left, clutching the Resolves of the Assembly.
This anonymous anti-Paxton pamphlet answers Conduct by denouncing the Paxtons and defending the Quakers. The writer corrects misrepresentations through a series of rhetorical questions: “Is the Governor a Quaker? Is his Council Quakers? Is the Majority of the Assembly Quakers?”