Based on census data, Soltow presents an exhautive survey of wealth distribution in the early United States, with a particular focus on the 1798 census for the First Direct Tax.
Pickering was an important figure in the early American republic. For more than fifty years, he was entrenched in the political, military and diplomatic affairs of the young nation. He held important administrative posts during the Revolution, two cabinet posts, and served as a congressman, senator, and as a spokesman for the extremist element of New England’s Federalists. This is the first comprehensive biography of Pickering, and a critical assessment of his politics.
This book offers proof that before the emergence of the American political party system, political differences were defined by economic, social, and cultural differences.
A comprehensive study of the formative years of the Department of War, and the struggle to win public acceptance for maintaining a standing national army.
A thorough account of the third campaign of the Indian Wars (1790-1795) told through the correspondence of Major General Anthony Wayne and the three Secretaries of War under whom he served. The campaign was instrumental in securing the area north and west of the Ohio river, from Pittsburgh to Detroit, for settlement.
A collection of the travel writings of John Heckewelder, who recorded much of the history of the western frontier in the upper Ohio Valley and the eastern Great Lakes.