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April 29, 2015 | History

Indiana 2 editions

Cover of: Indiana | Jacob Piatt Dunn Jr.
About the Book

Author Jacob Piatt Dunn (1855-1924) was a journalist, ethnologist and historian who grew up in Indiana and published his first book on history in 1886. Among his publications were a history of Indianapolis and a dictionary of the Miami language. He served as the recording secretary of the Indiana Historical Society for over 35 years, and served four years as the state librarian of Indiana. Other Indiana books by Dunn can be found on this website.

In the Preface the author wrote that most people did not know that slavery had ever existed in Indiana, or if they did, they “…regarded it merely as one of the incongruities of frontier life, – an unlawful condition which nothing but the imperfection of government permitted to exist. A like haziness has enveloped the petitions of Indiana for the further admission of slavery.” “The historical fact that the local slavery question was the paramount political influence in Indiana, up to the time of the organization of the state government, has never been hinted at.”

2 editions First published in 2007

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Cover of: Indiana
July 25, 2007, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Indiana
June 1, 2007, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Paperback in English


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