Thomas P. Slaughter

Thomas P. Slaughter
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Thomas P. Slaughter is Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of three prize-winning books: The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution (1986); Bloody Dawn: The Christiana Riot and Racial Violence in the Antebellum North (1991); and The Natures of John and William Bartram (1996). He also edited the Library of America edition of The Writings of William Bartram (1996). His books have won the National Historical Society Book Prize, the American Revolution Round Table Award, the Society of the Cincinnati Award, and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Distinguished Author Award. He is a former fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center. He is currently writing two books, Vision Quest: Lewis and Clark's Search for the Known and The Snake in the Garden and Snakes in the Grass: History and Culture in Early America.


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Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution

Thomas P. Slaughter
Hill and Wang

An important new interpretation of the American colonists’ 150-year struggle to achieve independence “What do we mean by the Revolution?” John Adams asked...


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The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition

Thomas P. Slaughter
Hill and Wang

JohnWoolman was one of the most significant Americans of the eighteenth century, though he was not a famous politician, general, scientist, or man of letters,...


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Common Sense and Related Writings

Thomas Paine; Edited by Thomas P. Slaughter
Palgrave Macmillan

This edition of the pamphlet is unique in its inclusion of selections from Paine's other writings from 1775-1776--additional essays that contextualize Common...


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