Thomas P Slaughter
The author of Bloody Dawn presents a new interpretation of the American colonial fight for independence that chronicles and clarifies the 150-year effort of colonists to escape imperial rule through organized, increasingly intense uprisings.
IL: UG - BL: 9.7 - AR Pts: 14
Exploring Lewis and Clark probes beneath the traditional narrative of the journey, looking beyond the perspectives of the explorers themselves to those of the women and the men who accompanied them, as well as of the Indians who met them along the way. It reexamines the journals and what they suggest about Lewis's and Clark's misinterpretations of the worlds they passed through and the people in them. The author portrays Lewis and Clark not as heroes,...
In 1794, "the single largest example of armed resistance to a law of the United States between the ratification of the Constitution and the Civil War" occurred in four frontier counties of western Pennsylvania when angry farmers there refused to pay an excise tax on whiskey-- a tax recently enacted by the new Federal government in Philadelphia. Forming themselves into mobs and sometimes disguised as Indians in deliberate imitation of the Boston Tea...