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
The Counter Medley
12016-08-19T12:58:17-07:00Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c72001The counter-medly, being a proper answer to all the dunces of the medly and their abettors.2016-08-19T12:58:17-07:00Dove, David James, 1696?-1769.HSP Bc 612 C83[Philadelphia : Printed by Anthony Armbruster, 1765]David James Dove's reply to Isaac Hunt's The medley, accusing Dove of gross immorality. Verse in sixteen stanzas; first line: Hail poets twelve! None like you e'er were born. Followed by: A song. To the tune of a free and an accepted Mason. First lines: Come let us prepare We true men that are. Imprint supplied by Evans. Text in four columns; engraved cut at head of title.1 sheet : ill. (engraved cut) ; ?�.Evans, C. American bibliography, 994311Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c
12017-03-29T06:46:46-07:001764 Election1plain2017-03-29T06:46:46-07:00Benjamin Franklin’s electoral loss did not pass without mention. His allies justified it and his opponents rejoiced in it. Meanwhile prurient pamphlets personalized the results. Central to that turn were Isaac Hunt, the “one-man pamphlet shop,” and David James Dove, who figured heavily in the late-Paxton debate.
In this pro-Franklin cartoon, Isaac Hunt repurposes the plate used in Dove’s Paxton Expedition to caricature Presbyterians. One remarks, “We Pres[byteria]ns spring up like mushrooms,” while another adds, “and wither as soon.” Hunt embeds Dove (bottom center), accompanied by a black mistress to resurface rumors he circulated in Conference.
In this pro-Paxton cartoon, Dove answers Hunt and assails Franklin by depicting Franklin as “agent” of the Devil (bottom center). A Paxtonian character on horseback remarks, “March on brave Germantonians,” framing the 1764 election as an electoral version of the Paxton march.