Books: Books, Jul. 26, 1937

Pennsylvania's Black Boys

THE FIRST REBEL—Neil H. Swanson—Farrar & Rinehart ($3).

According to standard histories the first occasion on which American colonists made monkeys out of His Majesty's troops was at the Battle of Lexington. According to Neil H. Swanson, assistant managing editor of the Baltimore Sun who offers

The First Rebel to support his claim, that distinction really belongs to a band of Pennsylvania frontiersmen known as the Black Boys who, ten years before Lexington, captured two British forts, destroyed licensed pack trains carrying guns to the Indians, thumbed their noses while British...

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