study of the travel journals of Philadelphia Quaker Jabez Maud Fisher,
this book brings to light an important but largely unknown text from the
Revolutionary era. Fisher traveled to upstate New York, through parts
of Canada, then New England, in the late Spring through early Fall of
1773. He provides rare observations of pre-Revolutionary times, and his
commentary is illuminating and colorful.
Jack Campisi and William Starna are scholars and author of Native
American studies. Recent publications by Jack Campisi include Mashpee
Indians: Tribe on Trial and The Oneida Indian Experience: Two
Perspectives; recent William Starna publications include A Description
of New Netherland (The Iroquoians and Their World) and Mohawk Frontier:
The Dutch Community of Schenectady, New York, 1661-1710.