This is a very successful narrative of a murder mystery from the late 19th century and provides an excellent read for those curious about murders of the past and the criminal investigations, practices and procedures that followed.
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This is a very well-written account of a great American tragedy maybe the greatest: the removal of the last Indians in the East to beyond the Mississippi River. This is a story of some Indians who early on recognized they could not remain in Ohio among the growing number of settlers and have any hope of maintaining their identities and then of some who tried their best to become the people US government said they needed to become only to learn that same government said they still must leave. My own experience in reading this book is I read all the chapters back-grounding events leading to the removal. Then I had to put the book down for a few days before I could continue. I dreaded what I'd read that much. As I finally got the nerve to continue, some of what I dreaded came to be, but I was at least comforted by the fact that some Americans did try to help the Indians remain or in the final instances when they were forced to depart to at least help them along their way. I was pleased, too,.. Read more
George Boudreau "is" Philadelphia history. His love for the city, and his deep knowledge of it, shine in this wonderful new guide to the "cradle of liberty." In the interest of full disclosure, one of the things that pleases me about this book is his liberal use of Judith Sargent Murray]] letters describing Philadelphia in 1790 (I transcribed and published these letters several years ago!). Judith was visiting Philadelphia from Massachusetts, and she was a professional essayist and keen observer who described "everything" in letters written to her parents back home (including Franklin's library, Peale's museum, July 4 celebration...). Her letters are a new eyewitness account of American history at a most pivotal time, and Boudreau is the first Philadelphia historian to include the letters in a book about Philadelphia. So...Boudreau's wonderfully illustrated book is chock full of information you didn't know about Philadelphia, but you really should because, well, it's Philadelphia!!!!!
Through period letters, reports, newspapers, journals, pension applications, and other manuscripts from archives in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Germany, the complete picture of Britain’s last great push around New York City can now be told. The strategic situation of Britain’s tenuous hold in America is intermixed with the tactical views of the soldiers in the field and the local inhabitants, who only saw events through their narrow vantage points. This is the first publication to properly narrate the events of this period as one campaign. Grand Forage 1778: The Battleground Around New York City by historian Todd W. Braisted explores the battles, skirmishes, and maneuvers that left George Washington and Sir Henry Clinton playing a deadly game of chess in the lower Hudson Valley as a prelude to the British invasion of the Southern colonies.
Journal of the American Revolution