In this true story, author William Hogeland tells how native raids on the Ohio frontier led to the creation our first standing army. In 1791, the escalating conflict between settlers and the Shawnee, Miami and Deleware tribes climaxed in the grisly defeat of a state militia sent to suppress them. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton used that defeat to raise support for a standing army. This was no slam dunk, as they faced popular resistance from “state sovereigntists” like Patrick Henry. Hoagland offers an “entertaining” but “devastatingly accurate” telling of an important turning point in our history (Salon).
A Message from the Nichols Library Board of Trustees on Reopening the Library.As you may have heard, the Governor recently announced that libraries, among other services and businesses, may reopen on June 15th. What you may not know is that the Governors’ Economic Reopening Task Force has issued guidelines specific for libraries. We ask for your continued patience and understanding as we begin to implement these guidelines [continue reading].
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