The Center for Irish Programs presents the book launch of Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn's Holy Experiment (Oxford University Press, 2009), by Kevin Kenny on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, from 7:00-9:00pm in Connolly House (300 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467). Copies of the book will be available for purchase at a 20 percent discount.
Kevin Kenny is Professor of History at Boston College. His principal area of research and teaching is the history of migration and popular protest in the Atlantic world. His latest book, Peaceable Kingdom Lost, explains how Pennsylvania's early religious tolerance and social harmony disintegrated during the eighteenth century, with disastrous consequences for the province's Indians.